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A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Maria Trese Cashman Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Maria Trese Cashman

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Monroe (1997) said, "School should not reflect what society is, but rather school should model what society should be" (p. 193). This statement summarizes my reasons for becoming an administrator. Iowa's public schools are some of the finest learning institutions in the nation. These same schools, however, frequently reflect the negative characteristics of society. Lack of respect, segregation of students, and elitist attitudes are prevalent characteristics of today's society and today's schools. I want to be a leader who will make the necessary changes to maintain our high academic standards for all students and make our schools ...


Models Of Integrated Student Services, Roland A. Carrillo Jan 2002

Models Of Integrated Student Services, Roland A. Carrillo

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In the past ten years, some colleges and universities have rethought the types of services they offer to their students and the manner in which the services are delivered. This innovation in student services involves rethinking and organizing common processes, matching personnel and technology to accomplish these processes, and modifications in physical facilities to better accommodate the new system. Together, these innovations often create a "one-stop shop" that delivers a multitude of common student services in a quick and efficient manner. This reorganization is known as integrated student services (Beede & Burnett, 1999).


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kimberly K. Blakesley Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kimberly K. Blakesley

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The most vital role an administrator can play is that of aiding teachers to enable students to learn. This will be done through giving and coaching unselfishly. The need of an educator in any position is to pass on the key that will enable students to renew their faith and confidence in their own abilities. Once the student finds or accepts this key and uses it, they will unlock the golden door to learning--then the rest is up to them. The constant repetition of learning will be absorbed by that other mind of theirs, the subconscious, and eventually will be ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Tonya Englund-Wilkins Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Tonya Englund-Wilkins

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As a principal; the ship should sail toward the direction of becoming a learning community. The community needs to sense the impact schools play on their lives and their future. They also need to find their role when helping to man the ship. After all, the only path to greater academic achievement is the one open to all in which students and teachers travel daily together. If the map is clearly defined and the course is set, collaborative schools can weather any storm.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Andrew B. Ferguson Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Andrew B. Ferguson

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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 ...


Philosophical Perspective On Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Parrish Copeland Jan 2002

Philosophical Perspective On Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Parrish Copeland

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Leadership calls for creating a compelling vision of the future and developing farsighted strategies for producing the changes needed to achieve that vision. To be compelling for followers, the vision needs to be one they can relate to, understand, and share. Leadership focuses on getting everyone lined up in the same direction. Visionary leaders concern themselves with communicating their vision and developing a shared culture and set of core values. This can lead to an ambitious, desired future for the organization or team. A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Dan J. Conner Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Dan J. Conner

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In Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction, we constructed a top ten list of desirable leadership behaviors: 1. Open door policy 2. Empathetic 3. Confident 4. Reassuring 5. Knowledgeable 6. Energetic 7. Consistent 8. Patient 9. Humorous 10. Optimistic. I believe that all of these are vital links to aspire toward, however, knowledge is the one attribute I needed to focus on.

Our society is ever shifting and we will always be in the catch-up mode. Schools have long been a pillar of strength in communities. School is where you grow up, mature, and develop an identity. This is not going ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Brad Bridgewater Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Brad Bridgewater

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Caring is the first trait exhibited by almost every great leader. It may sound like a very soft touchy-feely thing, but it works.The second trait of great leaders, or those who get others to excel, is Integrity. In other words, they can be trusted to tell the truth. They tell the truth in good times and bad, and they tell the truth whether or not it makes them look good or bad.

Finally, great leaders who get others to excel have high expectations. They don't let people get by with mediocrity. No one can really feel good about ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering High Schools : A Reflective Essay, Gregg Eschweiler Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering High Schools : A Reflective Essay, Gregg Eschweiler

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Without an educated population, this nation would not be as strong as it is, nor will it be as strong as it could be. We still have a strong educational focus in the state of Iowa which lends us to believe that we can stand alone. That might not be the case in the future. Our state, communities, school districts, parents, teachers and students must keep striving to be the best and not rest on its laurels. We can not afford to let a generation of our youth slip, while we entertain a policy of isolation. I believe that the ...


A Reflective Essay About Philosophy Of Education, James Dostal Jan 2002

A Reflective Essay About Philosophy Of Education, James Dostal

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People are the essence of education. In the education and athletic professions people were and are the source of my ideas about leadership qualities. Educational leadership is significant to the organization of schools as well as school districts. This writing will reflect on qualities of leaders and my philosophy of leadership.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Greg Fisher Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Greg Fisher

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An effective administrator has a passion for assisting children in their educational growth. Administrators strive for a quality, equitable and applicable education for all children. Leadership is developed from the core values held by the individual. Values that are essential for a distinguished leader are integrity and honesty. Respected administrators have established positive working relationships with all members of the learning community, and they challenge each individual to achieve their fullest potential.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Scott B. Bailey Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Scott B. Bailey

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The educational process has been an important part of this country since our founding fathers first stepped off the ships and started a new life. The
pioneers continued to move westward and educate their youth. Reform-minded individuals set out to improve our educational process. These educated individuals soon developed wondrous items of technology. Individuals educated by dedicated leaders in the field of education made those technological advancements possible. These leaders developed qualities, which were continually improved into the leadership ideas presented in this reflective paper. We need to expect the best of our students as they attend our institutions. An ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kathleen J. Gavin Jan 2002

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kathleen J. Gavin

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Administration is a word cluttered with connotative and denotative thoughts for each individual. When attached to the word education, it brings on another layer of detail and philosophical purpose. Obviously those of us involved in education have laid down the first belief that is essential to our jobs. That being the desire and the motivation to mold and educate our nation's youth. We believe we will make a difference in children's lives. An important and positive impact toward the education of our youth should and will remain the focus for administrators, for without children, we would have no ...


Administrator Leadership Of Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, David W. Griffin Jan 2002

Administrator Leadership Of Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, David W. Griffin

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The multiple tasks of principals are a dynamic undertaking of responsibilities and expectations. It is crucial we increase the value of today's society and acquire resources needed to nourish our youth and provide them with the tools needed to become successful in the future. The principal plays a key role in identifying what is needed in order to make his or her building most effective.

In a day when so much energy seems to be spent on maintenance and manuals, to be a leader means having the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those around ...