Capstone Project Title
Feride Erku and Jano Lo Bello Miller
Teachers in the United States are leaving the classroom at alarming rates (Ingersoll, Merrill & Stuckey, 2014). In order to give all students access to high-quality education, this issue of teacher retention needs to be addressed. The professional development website designed for this capstone project focuses on answering the research question: What effects does a principal’s transformational leadership style have on teacher retention at an urban, voucher school? There has been a great deal of research dedicated to the causes and solutions to teacher attrition (Darling-Hammond, 2003); however, there is little research specifically on how transformational leadership affects the retention decisions of teachers in urban, voucher schools. The website gives principals and other school leaders practical ways to build transformational leadership. It will initially be used with a group of principals from urban voucher schools in Milwaukee, WI, but can be adapted to be used for a variety of participant groups. The goal of the project is that, through the website, school leaders can build transformational leadership and therefore increase teacher retention at their schools.
Adult Education, Leadership, Staff Development, Teacher Retention
Lundberg, Christina, "Transformational Leadership Professional Development Website for Leaders of Urban, Voucher Schools" (2019). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 393.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects