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What is the role of the principal in an elementary school? As I began taking classes for my degree of Master of Arts in Education, I asked myself this question many times. In this paper, I will describe some of my beliefs about the role of an elementary principal. My desire to become an educator began in high school. While I had enjoyable experiences during elementary and junior high, I was motivated by several of my high school teachers to become a teacher. They provided the role models which helped me to understand that a teacher can have a great impact on the life of a student. Through their mentoring and various opportunities to work with younger children, I began to realize that my future lie in education.

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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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