ERIC Number: EJ1099727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Shock, Chaos, and Change: An Elementary School Turned Upside Down
Cantú, Yvette; Rocha, Patricia; Martinez, Melissa A.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v19 n2 p75-81 Jun 2016
The following case is inspired by real-life events that the authors experienced while working in the K-12 public school system. This case describes the experiences of Mrs. Hodge, a seasoned assistant principal who was unexpectedly assigned to be principal of her elementary school. The case follows Mrs. Hodge through her first 3 years as the principal of Thomas Elementary and describes the challenges she faced as her relationships with teachers changed, the school experienced high teacher turnover, and academic achievement among students declined.
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Conflict, Assistant Principals, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Faculty Mobility, Academic Achievement, Educational Administration, Interprofessional Relationship, Administrative Change, Promotion (Occupational), Class Activities, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Vignettes, Questioning Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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