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School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;


The opportunity to be the leader of a school district and a role model in the community is very exciting. There will be so many lives I will have the opportunity to touch. I eagerly await the chance to make new friends and develop a good rapport with the members of the community. To help accomplish this, I will attempt to answer the three questions which are asked in every relationship: "Do you really care about me personally? Can I trust you? Do you know what you are talking about?"

The staff, parents, students, and community must see me as someone they can come to with questions or comments. I will attempt to develop an atmosphere where everyone feels like they belong, including parents and community members. This will help to build a strong educational environment. "What children need more than anything is the chance to attach to adults who are meaningful and important to them" (O'Neil, 1997, p. 8).

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Robert H. Decker


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