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


Working together in a cohort group and acting as a quasi-administrator has afforded me the opportunity to receive theoretical knowledge as well as on-the-job training. The cohort has also helped me as a participant develop an understanding and respect for individuals from different backgrounds and experiences. Through on-the-job training I have been able to develop and practice my own leadership style while working and learning effective strategies from my principal. The blending of these two aspects of leadership experience have contributed significantly to prepare me as a future principal. I believe the cohort, a cadre of leaders, is dedicated to becoming effective change agents. We are committed to making a difference in the schools we will someday lead.

Women rising in school leadership today is becoming more of a reality than in past years. As a woman of color I feel it is imperative that we make our voices heard as we bring to education a voice that is sensitive to and can identify with specific issues that effect the education of children of color. As I prepare to take the final steps toward certification in the educational leadership program knowing the call is great, and the role of effective leadership will be demanding. I feel confident in knowing that I have had the necessary preparation to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Dale R. Jackson


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