Educational leadership is the hot topic in most school districts today. The leaders of our school systems are breeding tomorrow 's leaders, empowering students and teachers through academic success. Administrators, principals, and school leaders, both formal and informal are under an amassed amount of pressure, they must manage the education process holistically assuring that it is legal and effective in every way. My purpose for seeking a master 's degree in Educational leadership is to develop the theory and research necessary to empower teachers and students in urban areas. I understand that schools who aim for excellence, share a common goal throughout the entire school, and has a vision will achieve higher than any school without a clear vision. I know that success is dependent on teacher quality and student achievement.
Education in my eyes is the key to success; it unlocks the doors to opportunity. The more you know, the more you believe success is limitless. I want to decrease the education gap among students from low-income areas and students from now low-income areas. Because of my upbringing in an area that is identified as low-income, I know how difficult it is to get the entire staff of a school to see the big picture and that through hard work, dedication, and time, achievement of those students is possible. I have witnessed how generation cycles repeat itself, drop-out rates and teen pregnancies increase; yet, no one knows why. I feel that through support,
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Achieving a school district’s mission and vision requires the commitment of its stakeholders. In order to involve them in the process, it is necessary for educational leaders to “motivate staff, parents, students, board and community members” (Educational Leadership Constituencies Council, 2002, p. 4). The transformational leadership theory emphasizes the importance of educational leaders acting as role-models in order to motivate and inspire the school community. This approach has the potential to involve all stakeholders, leading to increased student success (Bush, 2007). The Assistant Director of Special Education in Northwest ISD directly supervised the school district’s assessment staff. Her education, experience, and passion set an example for her subordinates, stimulating them to achieve more, leading to her promotion to Executive Director of Student Services.
Servant leadership is key- Educational leaders must have the interests of the children as their main concern. Hall’s use of fear to achieve results created a bigger problem within the school district rather than solving it. Listening to teachers’ difficulties and working directly with those inside individual schools will help leaders identify and solve problems, as Errol and Castarphen have done and will continue doing.
Effective leadership has been identified as a critical component for guiding school improvement; however, leaders who fail to establish a vision supported by thorough analysis of student performance data will be unlikely to focus instructional changes in critically needed areas.
Leadership is an essential component of a schools’ success or failure. Learning By Heart, by Ronald S. Barth provokes teachers and administrators to reflect on their practices and contributions to their school. Roland Barth offers us different viewpoints on educational reform from his own experiences in education from being a public school teacher and principal to being a Harvard University faculty member. He mentions how school improvement and restructuring will come from within every teacher and administrator not from any program because “schools are not capable of improving themselves”.
The authors are as followed: Gene E. Hall, Linda F. Quinn, and Donna M. Gollnick. Hall is a Professor of Urban Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Quinn is a full professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, and Gollnick is the Chief Academic Officer of TEACH-NOW, an online education program in Washinton, DC. This all points to experience and credibility. All authors are collegiate professors, as well as Quinn and Gollnick are specialized in education. This gives the article credibility, strength, and is not bias.
Palmer Lake Elementary School refers to a public elementary school located in Brooklyn Park. The school has 678 students with majority being Whites and non-Hispanics. The teachers; population is between 40 and 50 teachers: 6 speech teacher, two reading teacher, 3 gym physical, two music teachers, 28 for regular classes, one media. Accordingly, the ratio of students to teachers is approximately 15:1. Each class has varying number of students ranging from 19 to 28 students. Approximately 54 percent of the students are male and 46 percent are female. The percentage of students eligible for subsidized lunch is 65. This essay examines the leadership skills and styles of Dr. Tim Brown after an interview in his office. Dr. Tim is the principal of Palmer Lake Elementary School and plays the following roles. First, he shapes the vision of academic success and instructional competence for all students and teachers respectively. Second, he plays the role of creating a climate and environment that is hospitable for learning. Third, he cultivates leadership in other teachers. Fourth, he is answerable to external stakeholders such as parents and state education authorities concerning the school’s performances and use of resources. Effective educational leadership is a continuous process that involves self-examination, learning from others, collaboration and sustainable use of resources to accomplish the goals and
Throughout my life I have fought to determine what my meaning in life is. Suddenly one day I found that meaning and it was to help those who needed it the most. As a current employee in the Human Services field, being a caregiver for the mentally and intellectually disabled has made me realize what my meaning in life is. Each and every day I strive to make a difference in a person’s life by assisting them to become more independent. For instance, every night that I pull out of work I smile, because I know I have made a difference in someone’s life other than my own. It is off extreme importance to help the people who cannot assist themselves on their own.
20). Without a clear understanding of expectations, followers will have a difficult time making sense of goals, anticipated outcomes, and success criteria. As evidenced in observation data, Mr. Smith, Director of Elementary Education, provided direction for school administration, teachers, and instructional leaders at central office. He outlined professional development plans for elementary leadership for the 2016-2017 school year, developed a roll-out plan for standards-based reporting K-5, coordinated next steps for observation data related to school improvement planning, and established expectations for reporting student growth in literacy on a quarterly basis. Evident in his dialogue with teachers, administrators, and central office staff was his ability to listen to those in the trenches at the school level. While outlining expectations, goals, and success criteria, Mr. Smith understood that building a sense of community was critical; this leads to the next task of leadership – creating
Hillard (2011) asserts that with the passing of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) bill, educational leaders face more challenging leadership responsibilities than ever in the history of education. The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) has set stringent standards that school principals must meet before they are deemed qualified to lead instruction. This includes completing formal Educational leadership programs, the passage of an examination demonstrating their skills and knowledge, and a certification process. However, school administrators are still concerned with not having enough time to provide instructional supports to teacher. In addition, it is nearly impossible for principals to be content experts in every subject, especially in high school settings.
I recently earned a master’s degree in the field of marriage and family therapy. I know that to be successful in graduate work it takes a great deal of passion, dedication and a number of
I elected to pursue a master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) to enhance and legitimize my analytical and research skills and enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC to establish my career in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. I am currently finishing my last semester of coursework at and will graduate in May 2016. I have uniquely tailored my coursework to meet my needs, specialize in my areas of interests, and prepare me to be successful scholar capable of working with diverse communities. My expansive approach to LIS education reflects the interdisciplinary nature of our field. As one example, I concurrently completed two experimental learning opportunities that infused critical theories into my reading, writing, dialectic exchanges, and practice: an Independent Study on Critical Perspectives in Library and Information Studies and a Library Instruction Practicum at Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library. I have also pursued two cognate courses in Catholic’s MSW and MA Sociology programs: Community Organizing for Equitable Development and Advanced Sociology of Education, respectively.
With the ambition of pursuing my Master’s degree in Justice, Policy and leadership there are a few things that I hope to accomplish both personally and professionally. The first is a continuation on the education I received when working towards my bachelor’s degree. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and this will allow me to further expand on and update the information I gathered during that time. When I began my bachelor’s degree and through the course of my studies I intended to and in fact did become a Probation and Parole officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections.
In this essay I will identify the reason I want to continue my education through Spring Arbor University. I am currently a registered nurse in an emergency department and have been for almost 6 years. I have been in charge of the unit many times and have enjoyed teaching others. I would like to advance my degree for multiple reasons. The primary reason is that a Master’s degree is distinguishable and shows commitment to the field of nursing. Furthermore, it shows dedication and motivation of an individual to complete a degree that only about ten percent of nurses are able to accomplish.
Effective school leadership today must combine the traditional school leadership duties such as teacher evaluation, budgeting, scheduling, and facilities maintenance with a deep involvement with specific aspects of teaching and learning. Effective instructional leaders are intensely involved in curricular and instructional issues that directly affect student achievement (Cotton, 2003). The writer of this paper acknowledges that school principals should play the role of instructional leaders, not just a school manager. The reality is that are many demands on a principals time and management skills making it difficult for most of them to spend time in classrooms, when performing teacher evaluation. Principals often make sure that teachers