Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators -- Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
My first encounter with the prospect of becoming a principal happened quite by chance in the spring of 1988, during a post-evaluation conference with my principal. After our formal discussion, we talked about the future. He commented to me that I should go to graduate school and enter the principalship. I immediately laughed his suggestion off, first by making light of principals in general, then letting him know that I could not imagine myself sitting in the principal's chair. He ended our conversation by mentioning why I would be right for the principalship and to give his suggestion serious consideration. His confidence in me really left an impression, but at the time the classroom was where I wanted to be.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1989 Joseph F. Deutsch
Deutsch, Joseph F., "A preferred vision for administering schools: A reflective essay" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 2398.