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Crossing Over To Assistant Principal: A Phenomenological Study, Makeisha Latoya Melony Hinds Nov 2022

Crossing Over To Assistant Principal: A Phenomenological Study, Makeisha Latoya Melony Hinds

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The purpose of this phenomenological study was to gain a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of individuals who transition into the assistant principal (AP) position for APs in Xander County Public Schools (XCPS). This study aimed to answer: what were the perceptions of individuals as they transitioned to assistant principal? The theory guiding this study was Schlossberg’s transition theory which provided a conceptual framework for creating generalized themes of the participants’ experiences. Studies of building level leadership typically focused on the principal. This study sought to fill the void in the research literature around the assistant principal transition. Schlossberg’s …