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ERIC Number: ED537344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 152
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2671-6856-6
African American Female Superintendents: Resilient School Leaders
Johnson, Bernadeia H.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, University of Minnesota
Six African American female superintendents who had served as superintendents in at least 2 school districts were interviewed to understand ways in which they responded to barriers and adversity in their roles, with a particular emphasis on issues related to sexism and racism. Study participants shared that they work to engage the community and build relationships with stakeholders. They also reported being courageous and clear in defining where they would take a stand. This required knowing who they are and being true to personal values and ethics. These African American female superintendents reported having strong religious faith and benefitting from the love, support, and encouragement of parents, family, and friends. They identified listening as critical to their success. Mentoring new and aspiring African American women superintendents is one way they intentionally give back to the profession. They expressed the need to be continuous learners and to work hard while still striving to achieve life-work balance. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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