Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
Effective administrators must be committed to continually growing professionally. They must hone communication skills that will reflect honesty and clarity. Honesty and clarity in communicating will help facilitate strong relationships. Administrators must approach conflict in a healthy, caring way. They must have passion and vision so that they can lead and influence those around them into shared values and vision. Effective administrators must continually reflect on their own core and basic values, and evaluate how their actions and behavior line up with those values.
Finally, any educational leader must have a heart for kids. They must always remember why they do what they do. In fact, with more and more children coming from difficult home situations, educational leaders must have a special place in their heart to help those at-risk children be successful, whatever it takes.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Edwin H. Griffith
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©2001 Ronald D. Morlan
Morlan, Ronald D., "A preferred vision for administering elementary schools : a reflective essay" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 1212.