Date of Award

4-18-2017

Document Type

EdD Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Department

Education

Advisor

Courtney McKim

Second Advisor

David Hvidston

Third Advisor

Jenna Shim

Abstract

School reform requires specific leadership skills. The journey to take an under performing school to a school making adequate yearly progress is not an easy one. In this phenomenological study, the researcher focuses on the journey of one principal and his school as they work toward developing a restructuring plan. Interviews with staff members and the principal are focused on the leadership qualities of clear vision, culture, consistency, and collaboration.