Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
This dissertation explores the distinctive and complex challenges that high school principals face. The demand to prepare students for college or the workplace requires a strong foundation built on relational trust, an adaptation of high school instructional practices, and an evolution of the professional development process. This study will use the characteristics of transformational leadership presented in the literature to determine if they exist in two high schools and how they manifest themselves. The high schools studied represent the very different socio economic aspects of their district. With focus on student achievement, high school principals and teachers can transform school norms to meet the challenges of a diverse group of learners.
Chambers, Christina D., "School Transformation: Reproducing Effective High School Leadership" (2011). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4702.