MS Educational Administration, Black Principal

I am a young African American man from Irvine California, a teacher, and I would now very much like to attend your Master's Program in Administration. I come from a long line of educators. My father is a high school principal in the state of Maryland. My grandparents were both high school teachers, and I have dreamed of following in their noble path education ever since childhood; this has much to do with why I became a teacher and now want to move into administration. I wish to dedicate myself to the life's work of struggling to assure that each student receives the best education possible. I am a cosmopolitan black American who has spent long periods in different parts of the U.S. and traveled to Europe. I am especially attracted to XXXX University for its sound reputation in the area of administration as well as its geographical location. The greatest contribution that I might be able to make to society would be to dedicate myself to empowering and inspiring each student to take advantage of the best education possible and to aspire to the very highest ideals that correspond to their talents.

I was raised for much of my life in Anaheim Hills, California and I consider California to be home. I attended XXXX University in Fullerton and received my B.S. in Biological Sciences. My first choice for graduate study is at the XXXX Campus of XXXX because of its convenient location for me as a full-time teacher and my attraction to the structure and focus of the program. I look forward to doing graduate work in the Educational Leadership Academy and completing a Master of Science in Administration.

My long term goal is to become a principal of a high school in the XXXX School District where I teach, because I am someone with a great zeal for educating the community's young people. I also feel that it is of crucial importance to embrace and celebrate diversity in the classroom, on many levels, and I look forward to someday having the opportunity to encourage and celebrate diversity at the school-wide level. I am currently studying Spanish very diligently so that I can learn to better communicate with the growing Spanish-speaking population in our area. I see a Spanish speaking black man as an excellent role model for young black and Latino men who are all too often caught up in conflict rather than reconciliation and collaboration through mutual appreciation. I have advised several clubs such as BROTHERS and the Boy's League, fostering the active engagement of the community in order to get young people and parents alike more involved in school functions, especially through blood drives and fundraisers for cancer patients. I am most impressed with the way that these kinds of activities build character and help the community to bond, producing well-rounded individuals with a heightened sense of civic consciousness.

I have taught 9th and 10th grade Biology and I love teaching because I derive an enormous sense of satisfaction, from the spark of interest of young minds in science. I like the teacher/student relationship, building rapport and trust with my students and between students, their showing me their willingness to try harder. I especially prize the letters that I have received from my college-bound students after they graduate. I look forward to becoming an administrator, developing creative programs and events that have a progressive impact on many more students at the school-wide level. And I want to thank you for consideration of my application.

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