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Father Theodore Hesburgh, former president of the University of Notre Dame, once said. "The very essence of leadership is (that) you have a vision. It has to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet" (Bowen. 1987. p. 68). I have a strong vision that will help guide my performance as an administrator. This vision is the result of an educational administrative awareness developed through the integration of information from many sources. These sources include: extensive educational training. experience in the public educational system. my own ethical standards. and a personal vision of my own professional future and for the future of education in the United States. In this reflective research paper. I will describe the four values on which I believe my philosophy rests. They are communication. trust. leadership. and innovation.

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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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