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


The best interest of the child is a foundation of all my beliefs and actions. As I reflect, I will be describing (as if taking an actual picture of the experience) snapshots in time related to my personal and professional growth as a person and educator.

In developing myself personally and professionally, I identified six critical elements of educational leadership including displaying effective communication skills, using assessment and problem-solving skills, modeling and supporting teaching and learning, collaborating by providing established structures and processes, having knowledge to influence stakeholders in political and legal systems, and being a reflective practitioner as a change agent. These critical elements are essential aspects found in the Iowa Standards for School Leaders. By applying this knowledge and skill as an educational leader, I pledge to take into account the best interest of the child at any given moment of time. You have my solemn oath.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Robert H. Decker


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