Open Access Graduate Research Paper
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.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
David K. Else
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©1997 Floyd Athay
Athay, Floyd, "A preferred vision for administering elementary schools : a reflective essay" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 284.