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The purpose of this paper is to articulate the fundamental values and beliefs which will lend guidance as I prepare to enter the field of administration. It is important that I establish myself as a professional educator, whose primary allegiance is to properly educate students and develop their minds so they may reason and think abstractly. I have been often asked why would a young man like myself want to teach in the public school system, where so many children are disobedient? My only rationale is that I love children and what other way is there to touch so many lives in such a positive way. Upon completion of high school, I knew that I wanted to be an educator, but pressure from my parents to be an accountant superseded my decision. I chose and completed a major in business administration with a minor in economics and accounting, but I was not happy! I knew I wanted to be an educator and go on to be a principal. I returned to college and completed a post-baccalaureate certification program in education. Upon entering the masters program here at the University of Northern Iowa, I knew that the job of a principal was time consuming and demanding, but what I did not know was 2 that it is the most difficult job in education. I await the challenge of becoming a principal to continue the support of promoting education and advancing civilization through educating America's youth.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Robert H. Decker


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