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I started work as Board Secretary for the Mar-Mac Community School District on August 8, 1978. This happened to be the same school district I graduated from eight years earlier. The size of the district, enrollment about 300, did not warrant a professional business manager. That was a fortunate thing for me, as my undergraduate major was in psychology, not in a business related field. Throughout my career, I have always considered this lack of a business background to be a personal weakness. On the other hand, the psychology background has proven to be a personal strength due to the people-oriented nature of public schools.

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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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