Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
An educational leader envisions the future and encourages others to align with the shared vision. He/she is able guide practices toward the vision to make it a reality. By thriving on successes and learning from failures, the vision will become focused and attainable. A leader must know how to tie the community of learners together with a common thread. All must be gazing upon the vision as they act each and every day.
I believe that there are four critical elements essential for exemplary educational leadership. A quality principal emulates visionary leadership, is an effective communicator, is a lifelong learner and encourages others to be lifelong learners, and facilitates change. These personal beliefs will be expanded and elaborated upon throughout this reflective piece.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
David K. Else
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©2005 Lindsey R. Rice
Rice, Lindsey R., "Essential characteristics of an effective educational leader : a reflective essay" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1387.