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


Communication is the ground work for everything. Without it an administrator cannot effectively move their school forward. However, the school needs a direction to go. When an administrator has a vision, he or she can lead the school in that direction – thus making the school a better place. In order for the school to be effective, it is also helpful to have an administrator that has good organizational skills.

Finally, a school is built for instruction. Above all else, an administrator must remember why they are there, to assist the staff in teaching children. The administrator must hold teachers accountable for their instructional practices.

Without communication, having a vision, being organized, and being an instructional leader, an administrator will be limited in their impact. When an administrator uses all these elements they will be highly effective with a significant impact on faculty and staff.

Administrators.must have many more skills than just these four. However, these are four core elements that are essential for exemplary educational leadership.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Robert H. Decker


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