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ERIC Number: EJ1235764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2475-6032
Women Who Navigated the Trajectory to Superintendent: The Role of a Special Education Background
Grossane, Teresa; Tatum, Stephanie
Journal for Leadership and Instruction, v18 n2 p13-17 Fall 2019
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to examine the lived experiences of six women who navigated a pathway to the position of superintendent. The guiding research question was, how do women who lead suburban school districts of various sizes describe their trajectory to the position of superintendent? Themes that emerged from the one-to-one interviews were academic and professional preparation and the transferability of skills obtained from their special education background. Recommendations for boards of education and search firms include broadening the pipeline to include more women in the position of superintendent whose pathway is traditional for their professional experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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