Building Better School, Together: Applying Change Management to Performance Pay Systems
Date of Award
Leadership and Organizations
Master of Professional Studies
Leadership & Organizations
Education; Public Education; Change Management; Performance Pay
Colorado Springs School District 11 received a $15 million federal grant to implement TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement. The TAP System includes performance-based compensation, representing a major shift in thinking for teachers and District 11 personnel. The district currently uses a business plan to implement change initiatives, which is insufficient for a culture change initiative. This capstone used primary research data gathered from district employees regarding the shift to pay for performance, and secondary research on the successes and failures of other school districts in making this shift. Several different theories were investigated and this author used them to create a change management plan to assist District 11 in making this cultural shift. District 11's leadership adopted the change management plan in August 2011.
Sharp, Jessica, "Building Better School, Together: Applying Change Management to Performance Pay Systems" (2011). University College: Leadership and Organizations Capstones. 56.