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Keywords

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

Abstract

In my wildest dreams, I never thought that I would pursue a career in education, let alone become a scbool leader. No one in my family had gone beyond a high school education. However, in my father's dying moments, he encouraged me to never quit pursuing an education. My father died during my senior year in high school and after high school I floundered in a community college for a couple of years, but I did continue pursuing an education. I began to dream of becoming an educator and coach. I was influenced by previous coaches, teachers, and my father's request. They all understood me and gave me confidence during the difficult times I was having in high school. They showed me that hard work and discipline could pay dividends in the end and this fit in the way I was raised. I came from a blue-collar family, which carried the belief that all kids, no matter where they come from or who they are, can become successful in school or whatever they choose to pursue. Children can carry this success into their careers.

Year of Submission

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Dave Else

Second Advisor

Victoria L. Robinson

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Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (30 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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