Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


Questions are often asked about the extent and nature of qualifications needed to become an effective school principal. Are there certain personal qualifications which help a principal operate effectively and implement change within his or her school? A person looking toward possible future administrative duties, or a current school administrator is likely concerned with effective decision making and problem solving within a framework of expectations from superiors, subordinates, the public and government funding sources.


Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright Lennard N. Hansen July, 1984