EdD (Doctor of Education)
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Distributed Leadership, Professional Learning Communities, Teacher Leadership
Professional learning communities; Educational leadership
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
This sequential-explanatory mixed methods study examines teachers' perceptions of their leadership practice through the lens of professional learning community (PLC) engagement. Through the two phases, the relationship is explored quantitatively and qualitatively using a survey and interviews, respectively. Teacher leadership perceptions were analyzed through comments teachers made about their practice through PLC engagement. Additionally, teachers' perspectives of their leadership and influencing factors were also explored through this research study. Findings from this research shed light on the differing ways teachers describe their current leadership practice, and provide insight into further development for teacher leaders.
Godlesky, Laura Elizabeth, "Examining the relationship between teacher leadership perception and professional learning community engagement" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2544.