Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Beginning the process of transformation from classroom teacher, to that of administrator, educational leaders are drawn to the reality that schools have undergone tremendous change, and with it a new set of challenges in an effort to meet the needs of students in the 21st century. The key to effective schooling does not solely rely on whether or not a school changes, but rather on how that change takes place, and to what extent students, staff, and community develop ownership of the process. As a beginning practitioner pursuing the goal of becoming an administrator in the secondary school, the focus is on two areas. First, twentythree years as a classroom teacher and coach at the secondary level have served to enhance a core value and belief system from which to operate. Being fortunate to have worked in three different school systems throughout a professional career, and through those experiences having begun to develop the second area of focus, that of a definitive positive leadership style, enabling the creation of an environment of professionalism, enthusiasm, and accountability for the students, staff, and community served.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Leadership Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Robert H. Decker
Dale R. Jackson
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©1999 Robert S. Weaton
Weaton, Robert S., "A Preferred Vision for Administering Secondary Schools: a Reflective Essay" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1847.