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The Role of Small School Superintendents as Instructional Leaders
A learning leader in a school district is the agent of change who can influence improvement in instruction or assessment delivery by the classroom teacher. A phenomenological approach was utilized in this qualitative study ...
SCHOOL PRINCIPALS' REASSIGNMENT UNDER RACE TO THE TOP LEGISLATION: WASHINGTON STATE PRINCIPALS' SENSE MAKING AND AFFECTIVE EXPERIENCES
The purpose of this qualitative interview study was to explore how K-12 public school principals in Washington State "made sense" of the experience of being reassigned under the provisions of Washington State's version of ...
Collective Mindfulness on Improving Instruction: A Survey of Washington State District Leaders, Principals, and Teachers
Mindfulness practices have shown to benefit the work of teachers, principals, and students, however less is known about mindfulness as it relates to district leaders working with teachers and principals to improve instruction. ...
High School Administrative Staffing in Washington State: Principal Perspectives on Resource Needs and Utilization
This mixed methods study explored how high school principals prioritize their work and utilize available human resources to adjust to inadequate administrative staffing. Analysis of staffing levels across the state of ...
The Role of An Ethic of Care in Instructional Leadership and the Development of Teacher-Student Relationships: A Case Study of an Urban Middle School
Federal, state, and district mandates in the current era of accountability have narrowed middle school improvement efforts to a singular focus on academic excellence at the expense of student relationships and developmentally ...
An Examination of Student Reengagement District Administrative Procedures: An Action Research
Changes in Washington State law require all school districts to adopt policies and procedures concerned with student reengagement. This dissertation describes the action research undertaken in the Mead School District to ...