EdD (Doctor of Education)
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Delphi, Education, Instruction, Leadership, Reclaim, Superintendents
School superintendents; School management and organization
Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration
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.
James-Kemp, Valerie, "Superintendents reclaiming instructional leadership: Shared patterns and practices" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2550.