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School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships; School management and organization;


I believe in being a proactive administrator. I do not want to be recognized simply as the authority figure in the school that is rarely seen. My door will always be open, and I will be seen in the classrooms as well as throughout the school. I want to be active in the teaching process.

My first year as a principal will be a time for me to become familiar with the school environment. I will not make any major changes the first year unless I am forced to do so. I believe that this time should be spent becoming competent in performing administrative duties and evaluating existing procedures, structures and goals. Also, it will be a time to develop relationships with staff, students, and parents so that I may gain their trust and confidence. This is important so that the staff and parents will be more open to change in the future.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

David K. Else


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