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As I study leadership and reflect on the possibility of becoming a school administrator, I am convinced that my personal priorities and values will be challenged and must be clear. An administrative position encompasses a wide variety of responsibilities, skills, and wisdom. Most importantly the role also requires effective judgments and decisions to be made that are financially and legally sound. I continue to be introduced to many new perceptions and views of administrative leadership. Theories of leadership qualities and actions abound. I realize the importance of studying and understanding many different leadership ideas and approaches. It is important to incorporate the most effective practices in creating my own style. Good theory can and does affect good performance, but ethical principles must drive the decisions of an effective, ethical leader. Through a constant routine of situational practice, I continue to clarify what I value in education and sharpen my vision in order to become an outstanding leader.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Dianna Engelbrecht

Second Advisor

Gregory A. Reed


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