Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
If a person wants to succeed on becoming a principal, a leader, that person has to understand what people want and need. A principal needs to learn how to listen and talk with people. He also needs to understand different cultures, because not everyone is the same. There is an important relationship between the law and protection of the students as well as the staff.
A principal needs to have a sense of humor. Laugh with the students and the staff. Others will understand him as a human. He needs to be strong. People like to mock policies or complain when something doesn't benefit their needs. A principal needs to keep pushing forward with ideas and creativity. The school is a setting for bringing about knowledge and success. In order to succeed, he must find the best resources available to achieve his school's needs, even if they are limited. The principal doesn't become a leader because of his title; he becomes a leader because he can convince the community, staff, and students to believe in him.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Victoria L. Robinson
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©2004 Jason A. Knittel
Knittel, Jason A., "A preferred vision for administering high schools : a reflective essay" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 1018.