Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;
A principal must be an effective communicator and a motivator of students and faculty. A school principal must be a creative and innovative thinker that embraces the challenges of complex school decisions. The principal serves multiple roles as an educator, manager, and leader of the learning community who builds a vision that all stakeholders work together in making possible.
Perhaps the most important characteristic of a principal is being flexible. An effective principal is never completely satisfied and always strives for making things better. Continually monitoring and assessing best instructional practices, school testing data, and educational research, helps a principal implement change for developing a quality school. All educational decisions made inside a school are in the best interest of each student. Each day brings new challenges and great opportunities to empower the people we care most about, the children.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Robert H. Decker
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©2002 Barry Jones
Jones, Barry, "A preferred vision for administering elementary schools : a reflective essay" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 920.