Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators -- Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
When I first made the decision to change the way I serve students by pursuing an educational leadership degree in hopes to one day become a principal, I was filled with excitement and apprehension. Accomplishing a life-long goal was actually foreseeable. Becoming a principal is something I have always wanted to accomplish, however, I was uncertain of many aspects of the master's program including the coursework, the professional requirements, and I questioned my ability to serve and lead people. With the assistance and guidance of the many people I've worked with, I am confident in my ability to provide equal educational opportunities to students and staff members. My mentor, the professors, and the staff that I work with have been supportive throughout the practicum experience. The Educational Leadership Constituent Council Standards will serve as a blueprint for my future as an educational leader. Whether I serve students as a principal, change facilitator, or curriculum director, I am no longer apprehensive but eager to work towards increasing student achievement. I believe that my true calling in life is to provide a service to children, teachers, parents, and all other stakeholders involved in public education.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
Gregory A. Reed
Victoria L. Robinson
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©2005 John Zimmerman
Zimmerman, John, "A preferred vision for leading elementary schools : a reflective essay" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1787.