Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
Educators are more than just teachers. Effective teachers are more than simply instructors, and instructional leaders are more than just administrators. Servant leadership is more than a method of managing a school or an office. It is something that encompasses the essence of a person. A servant leader is one whose foundational beliefs begin with the notion to serve first. This leadership persona is not something that one turns on while at work; it is generally part of the guiding principles a person has, and affects all aspects of a person's life.
A leader of service encompasses all facets of the leadership role of the principal, including the role of a reflective practitioner, a change agent, and a leader of learning for students as well as adults. Thankfully, it is my desire to serve others and to assist them on the road to success, be it elementary students or the teachers and support staff who influence them on a regular basis. It is my goal to foster leadership abilities in others to create a positive learning environment for the students and staff whom I will have the privilege to serve.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Timothy W. Gilson
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©2008 Christine A. Mangrich
Mangrich, Christine A., "What I believe about leadership and education : a reflective essay" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 1138.