Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
The principal plays a pivotal role in developing and unifying the core beliefs of a staff to put children first. At the heart of the school's philosophy there should be the core belief that students come first. Benefiting students must be the focus or foundation for all decisions made in relationship to the operation of a school. The Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL) are excellent guidelines to be utilized when creating an instructional environment that benefits students. The strength of ISSL is they are guidelines that provide direction; an infrastructure that can be used in any school environment. Regardless of the size, location or type of school, the standards remain an effective guide that can guide the school leader in bringing efficiency, effectiveness and instructional focus to a school system.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Dianna K. Engelbrecht
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©2003 Gregory B. Semler
Semler, Gregory B., "A preferred vision for administering secondary schools : a reflective essay" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 1512.