Date of Award
Dissertation in Practice
Morgridge College of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Lolita A. Tabron
Starla J. Sieveke-Pearson
Principal retention, Principal turnover, The great resignation, Values alignment, Women principals
It is well established that principal turnover is of grave concern in the U.S. (Goldring & Taie, 2018; Levin et al., 2020) and may have been exacerbated due to the pandemic (Steiner et al., 2022). This transcendental phenomenological study explored the experience of women principals at P-12 schools in the U.S. who voluntarily left their roles during the pandemic. Data was collected from five participants through two semi-structured interviews and a visual representation of their experience. The essence of this phenomenon was: the pandemic allowed for reflection which intensified the need for women principals to feel in harmony with their workplaces; when they did not have an alignment of values, they moved on. I conclude that, for women principals to stay in their role, they need to feel alignment with their organizations.
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Jessica A. Urbaniak
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Urbaniak, Jessica A., "A Phenomenological Study of Women Principals Who Resigned During the Pandemic" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2327.
Educational leadership, Educational administration