Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Plan B

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Science & Mathematics Teaching Center


Dr. Scott Chamberlin, Chair

Second Advisor

Dr. Michelle Chamberlin

Third Advisor

Dr. Diana Wiig


Instructional Facilitators (IFs) have been placed as key players in school districts in order to help build teacher knowledge and understanding in specific content areas. Resistance from teachers toward those in leadership positions becomes an obstacle that must be dealt with as mounting pressure at the federal, state, and district levels for increased student achievement is a reality. In this paper, the author explores the roles of an IF, possible causes of resistance, and strategies that can be employed to deal with resistance.


Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Science in Natural Science in the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center in the Colleges of Education and Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming.