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


I believe there are four critical elements necessary for any administrator to be a successful leader of learning. The first critical element is the creation and maintenance of an exceptional school climate and culture where learning is approached with enthusiasm and wonder. Second, the administrator must maintain a direct connection to the learning environment, at all times, so that learning is seen as important and expected. Third, ethical leadership of the school community is foundational to the success of the school community, and the building administrators must always act with integrity. Finally, the administrator must develop, implement, and continually support a strong and unified vision that is much more than writing on a wall.

Where these elements are absent, an administrator can accomplish little because these elements focus and provide the passion for making education exemplary in the face of tremendous challenges in today's schools.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Dianna K. Engelbrecht


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