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


Throughout my life I have tried to engage myself in activities that were opportunities for me to "make a difference." Whether it be involvement in community clean-up projects or parks and recreation programs for children, my intentions were always to use my time to do good for a cause or another person. I carried this belief with me into college while I was in search of what I wanted to become "when I grew up." I looked in several directions on the basis of some fundamental goals I had for myself. First, I knew I wanted to be in a position in which I could positively influence other people. I wanted people to be better after having known me than they were before. Next, I wanted to impact the future. hoped that whatever it was I was doing today would somehow carry on in someone else tomorrow. Finally, I was looking for an environment in which I could make decisions and to collaborate with others. I wanted to belong to a group of people who worked towards the same goa Is, shared ideas, and inspired one another. After having defined these goals, it became very clear that education was where I belonged, and where I could once again " make a difference."

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Dale R. Jackson


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