Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
The task of an effective administrative leader is to be a visionary who will organize the school environment in order to maximize learning and success for all students. It is not an easy task to undertake, but success can be achieved when the school leader involves stakeholders in the decision making process and treats others fairly and with respect.
Above all, an effective school administrator recognizes that he or she is a role model and that everyone from students, staff, parents, and community members take the cue from the principal. It is a position that can be very influential and the reflective administrator is careful about the image that is projected for the school and district. The administrator should be seen as a person with high expectations but someone who is a team member that will facilitate a positive learning environment with productive, successful students and staff members.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Dianna K. Engelbrecht
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©2002 Andrew B. Ferguson
Ferguson, Andrew B., "A preferred vision for administering elementary schools : a reflective essay" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 603.