Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Lawrence B. Schlack

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles Warfield

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This report describes an internship with the River Valley School System, Three Oaks, Michigan. The internship took place from January 4, 1983 to February 22, 1983. This internship consisted of a total of 240 hours.

This was an excellent experience for the intern because of the many opportunities to view and experience the principalship. The internship enabled this intern to work with several capable principals, viewing all grades, K-12. This gave the intern a full view of the nature and scope of the principalship.

Basically, this internship was designed to gain experience in the following areas:

l. Leader Styles

2. School and Community Relationships

3. School Climate and Discipline

4. A View of the Central Office

5. Committees

6. School Management