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


A leader is someone who can find a way to make it happen. In education, a leader is someone who can motivate a learning community to work together to achieve greatness. A quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on my folder states, "Greatness is not where we stand, but in what direction we are moving; We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but sail we must" (Holmes et al, 1858). Educational leadership is a calling that will see its fair share of both good and bad days. Quality educational leaders will be someone who can steer the ship regardless of the conditions. They must have strong vision, powerful motivation, and a high level of integrity in which the people who work for them can develop a deep sense of trust. Leaders must understand that they are only as good as the faculty and staff that work with them. Principals must find ways to challenge the staff and students to do better each and every day so that our young people receive every opportunity possible to pursue their own dreams. Being an educational leader is a strong challenge that I am truly looking forward to meeting.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

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Victoria Robinson


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