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


I have experienced many things in two years as a high school principal. I have been yelled at by parents and praised by others. I have mourned the death of a board president, a teacher, and a little girl in the seventh grade. I have hired teachers who are making a difference in the lives of children every time they walk into the classroom, and I have dealt with the stress that comes with terminating a teacher. I have had the opportunity to address the community in an effort to persuade them to vote "yes" on a bond issue and I have experienced the thrill of seeing that bond issue pass with 75% approval. I have seen the excitement of graduating seniors when they open up their diploma for the first time and see it is signed and realize a long journey has come to an end and I have felt the disappointment when "one" did not make it.

Besides instructional leader, we serve as counselors and parents, engineers and supervisors, players and referees, and talkers as well as listeners. The roles I have learned, and will continue to learn, are challenging and the reason I chose to become an educational leader.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

David K. Else


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