Date Approved

5-1-2018

Embargo Period

5-2-2018

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Hill, Gloria

Second Advisor

Walpole, MaryBeth

Third Advisor

Silverstein, Mark

Subject(s)

School superintendents; School management and organization

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand and investigate the shared patterns among current superintendents who wish to reclaim their role as instructional leaders. The role of the superintendent has evolved since its inception two centuries ago. Originally intended to be a teacher of teachers, the role of the superintendent has developed and changed over time due to school reform movements and varying political climates. Using the Delphi method, a consensus was reached and shared patterns and practices were found. In summary, superintendents in this study shared their opinions about their role as chief administrators of a school district, which brings attention to the ever-changing role of the superintendent and the need to examine the role as instructional leader.

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