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


Educational leadership is a calling that encompasses many responsibilities and numerous obstacles to overcome. The rewards associated with this profession, however, overshadow the potential challenges. Every child that finds success by way of a meaningful educational experience is a tribute to the work of an educational leader. Although a large portion of the educational leader's work is not performed directly in front of a classroom of students, the ramifications of his/her work can be seen throughout a building.

Like an orchestral conductor, the educational leader is responsible for synchronizing separate sections into one meaningful, fluid collection. This person is responsible for monitoring effectiveness and detecting errors. S/he must be able to motivate the group. The educational leader must have a toolbox full of alternative strategies for the employees to use. S/he must be able to create a sense of what the final product should look like, keeping all members of the school community on the same page.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

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Dianna K. Engelbrecht


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