Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The principalship is a collection of contradictory roles and responsibilities that requires knowledge and skills in many diverse areas. Paul Houston's (2001) description of society's expectations for a superintendent applies to the expectations for a principal as well: "The job is impossible because the expectations are unrealistic. We want one individual to be all and know all in a complex system" (p. 432). Today's principal is expected to effectively assume the roles of leader, educator, and manager (Speck, 1999), while creating "conditions that elicit the best from most students, teachers, and parents most of the time" (Barth, 1990, p. 64).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
Edwin H. Griffith
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©2001 Elizabeth A. Wagner
Wagner, Elizabeth A., "A preferred vision for administering secondary schools : a reflective essay" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 1671.