Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
The administrative leader not only has responsibilities for his/her own actions, but is equally responsible for the actions of many others including teachers, students, cooks, secretaries, teacher associates, and custodial staff. All of these workers are under the administrator's direct supervision, which makes it nearly impossible for him/her to know what everyone is doing, when they are doing it, and why they attempt to do it. However, what seems like such an enormous task is also the reason that administrative leadership is so exciting and challenging.
I will highlight what I perceive to be the critical elements of being an effective school principal. In doing so, I hope to share my values and philosophies of education, and share with you my vision of a quality school.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Robert H. Decker
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©2000 J. Lewis Curtis
Curtis, J. Lewis, "A vision for administering elementary schools : a reflective essay" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 372.