Dear Dr. Archer,
I am a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and am writing my dissertation on School Leadership Characteristics In High Achieving/High Poverty Schools.
I read most of your book, 'Better Than Normal,' and I started to think I'd like to use the personality traits that you describe to better explain successful school leaders. I would like to talk to you about your research and get some advice on how to best conduct my research.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my email. Respectfully,
Congratulations on your educational success; I’m sure you will write an outstanding dissertation; you have chosen an excellent topic.
I would be glad to discuss this topic with you because I firmly believe that too many try to subdue the very characteristics that can propel them to success. Take care.