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Francone, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Principals need support throughout their careers in order to lead effectively and promote continuous improvement. However, some elementary school principals of small, rural schools lack access to structured systems of support that could increase their knowledge and skills as instructional leaders. The purpose of this study was to examine a central…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership
VanderWegen, Terrie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine one public elementary school in Spokane, Washington that has received significant complex trauma professional development training provided by Washington State University Area Health Education Center (WSU-AHEC). The study explored teachers', specialists', and the principal's perceptions of…
Descriptors: Trauma, Case Studies, Faculty Development, Qualitative Research
English, Christine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Reading fluency is critical in all aspects of school curriculum. Struggling readers fall further behind each year due to the increasing demands of the curriculum. To address this problem, the current study implemented literacy stations for struggling readers in a school in rural Washington State. The purpose of this study was to examine (a)…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Poetry
Fridenvalds, Kriss R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation examined the beliefs of elementary teachers to determine if their perceptions of effective principal leadership align to transformational leadership theory vis-a-vis the Educational Leadership Policy Standards (ELPS). A phenomenological, single-case study approach was utilized by means of a mixed-methodological, Web-based survey,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Administrator Effectiveness