The Education Administration Program At Fort Hays State University

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Before taking courses in the Education Administration program at Fort Hays State University, which includes this practicum experience, I had a limited understanding of all of the functions of a school district superintendent. Up to the point of participating in activities that a superintendent would likely participate in, observation of my superintendent and assistant superintendents provided most of my comprehension. The many and varied activities aligned to the standards for administrators developed by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium have allowed me to gain information, varied perspectives and experiences which have left me with new understanding and new questions about the many aspects of the job of superintendent.
I. Description of learning events Just as with any new learning, theory is the basis of understanding, but with practice comes clarity. This practicum provided me with the opportunity to experience several tasks and duties that would potentially be performed by a superintendent. These activities, as aligned with the six ISLLC standards are described here.
Standard 1: The district level administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the community. I was able to experience elements of Standard 1 through various activities this semester. First, I met with Mr. Chad Higgins,…

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