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School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;


There are many different characteristics that contribute to being an effective administrator. I believe an administrator must have a vision for his/her school. He or she must strive to constantly improve the educational experience for students by building a strong cultural community within the school that makes every student feel welcome. An administrator must work well with many different types of people within the school and community and must be willing to serve on many different committees to open lines of communication with all of the student body.

An administrator needs to surround himself with good people who share his vision for a quality educational experience. He must work well with others in the community whether it be parents or community leaders in an effort to improve the quality of the educational experience for all students. He or she must recognize and embrace diversity within the school in an effort to maintain a quality educational experience for all students within the community. All of these characteristics are necessary for the school principal to be successful.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

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Dianna Engelbrecht


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