Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
Educational administration is an appealing career opportunity for me because it will allow me to put into action two core values that I learned in my early years - we all deserve the chance to succeed and that hard work toward a lofty goal is what leads to cherished success. I believe that if l continue to develop four personal characteristics, my chances of being an ; effective administrator will be greatly enhanced. First and foremost, I must act with integrity at all times. Second, I must present an organized approach to my school activities. Third, I must be a flexible problem-solver and be willing to think outside the box. Fourth, I must work collaboratively with others when attempting to better the school.
Continual development of these characteristics will allow me to lead a school in a way that brings respect and honor to all students, faculty and parents. I will strive to create a school whose culture supports highly motivated teachers who seek out the hard to reach students. I will help all students recognize their near limitless potential and give them the tools to chase the realization of that potential.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Gregory A. Reed
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©2004 Gerald W. Hatfield
Hatfield, Gerald W., "A preferred vision for leading secondary schools : a reflective essay" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 801.