Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
The complexity of the principalship is staggering. The intensity of the various roles and expectations are immense. As schools are asked to do more, so are their principals. Elementary principals on any given morning may attend IBP meetings, counsel distraught parents, meet with the central administration, comfort troubled students, remedy leaking roofs, answer staff inquiries, and observe lessons in classrooms.
To say the principalship is multi-faceted oversimplifies the demands and responsibilities of the leadership role. It is not just the managerial tasks which complicate the lives of principals. They must also possess moral fiber. Values, such as honesty, integrity, compassion, excellence, and openness, provide a moral compass for collaboration with multiple stakeholders. This basis provides for the articulation and implementation of instructional vision. Principals must also have the organizational skills to make the vision a reality.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Victoria L. Robinson
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©2003 Stephen P. Probert
Probert, Stephen P., "A preferred vision for administering elementary schools : a reflective essay" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1350.