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James Olivero ( 1980) stated, "Without leaders, any dream is likely to fade in and out of focus. For today's education, the principal --more than any other person -- is the keeper of the dream..."(p.1). I want to be keeper of the dream. I want to be instrumental in helping all children learn. I want to make a difference in the lives of children. I want to work along side classroom teachers encouraging them, supporting them and cheering them on. I want to work with parents, community leaders, and business leaders to cultivate an environment for children, both in and out of school, that is conducive to learning and demonstrates to children that they are cared for, loved, and safe. I have a devout belief that education is the greatest legacy we can leave to our children, and I want to be institutional in carrying out the legacy left to me. All of the above said reasons are my reasons for wanting to become an educational leader.

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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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