William Arthur Ward said it best when he stated: " The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. " During my career as a teacher and now as an administrator I have sought to live this mantra with my faculty, staff and students. It is my desire to model the importance of being lifelong learners; especially with regards to current trends in one's craft. Developing healthy relationships, communicating clear expectations, in addition to providing the means/ resources to equip and empower; are the keys to success in both the classroom and school. As an administrator, I aspire to promote and build relationships with my students, faculty, parents and community members. "No one cares how much you know.. ... until they know how much you care!" I believe educators are responsible for providing an environment that allows learning to take place. This means the schools must be safe, orderly, well-funded, and run smoothly. Opportunities must exist for students to excel. I believe the schools are “owned” by the community. This means that all stakeholders have a voice in the education of our children. As principal, I must develop a vision that combines the viewpoints of all stakeholders and presents a focused vision for our school.