The Effectiveness of Business Leadership Practices among Principals on Student Achievement on Public School Campuses in Texas Page: III
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Although it's not humanly possible to fully express my appreciation to everyone who has
been a source of support and encouragement to me throughout my pursuit of this degree, I would
like to specifically thank a few who were closely linked to this effort.
I first and foremost thank my Heavenly Father for His guiding hand during this entire
process and for a consistent reminder found in Philippians 4:13; 'I can do all things through
Christ who gives me strength.'
To my incredible wife, Shelly, for your constant support during these past few years of
balancing our lives with family, work, and this degree.
To Carson, Collin, and Camden, who always understood if I was late to one of their
events or activities, and knew that I tried to maintain my priority of being 'dad' far above being a
To the memory of my mom and dad, thank you for being models of hard work and
accountability. This was understood early in my childhood, which I pray has been modeled to the
boys and will continue to be passed on to future generations.
To my brother and sister, Kenny and Kim, for your encouragement over the years and
expressions that you were proud of your little brother.
To my extended family, especially Russ and Carolyn, for your kindness, friendship, and
sense of support for Shelly and the boys while I pressed on.
To Dr. Byrd, my committee chair, for your professional candor and guidance as you
helped me answer the famous questions; 'What is your research question?' and 'What do your
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Cooper, Kary M. The Effectiveness of Business Leadership Practices among Principals on Student Achievement on Public School Campuses in Texas, dissertation, December 2009; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12102/m1/4/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .