Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators -- Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
The responsibilities of a principal are limitless; ranging from teacher evaluations to student discipline and from building maintenance to school budgets. A principal is not only responsible for his/her own actions, but is responsible and held accountable for the conduct of all teachers, support staff and maintenance personnel that are under his/her supervision. School administration must be one of the most challenging careers that one can persue [sic]. Presently the occupation of a school principal is moving through a transformational period based on research that advocates a style of leadership that better suits and can better serve the complex, everchanging students, teachers and schools. I will attempt to highlight what perceive to be the most crucial components of being an effective principal. These are responsibility of schools, school based management and evaluation/instructional leadership. Undoubtedly, I will fail to 2 mention many of the roles and responsibilities of a principal, for to mention all of them would be impossible.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert H. Decker
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©1994 Rodney D. Earleywine
Earleywine, Rodney D., "A preferred vision for administering elementary schools: A reflective essay" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 2292.