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2022

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Identifying What Transformational Leadership Elements Principals Are Utilizing To Retain Kindergarten To High School Teachers, Johnny Ray Vahalik Jan 2022

Identifying What Transformational Leadership Elements Principals Are Utilizing To Retain Kindergarten To High School Teachers, Johnny Ray Vahalik

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Teacher turnover in a large urban school district exceeded the state average annually from 2016 to 2020. Previous studies and local evidence indicate a gap in practice might currently exist, consisting of principals not making the best use of the most effective transformational leadership elements to consolidate and increase teacher retention. While many researchers agree that principal leadership has had the most significant influence on teachers’ decisions to stay in or leave their schools, there is a gap in the literature on what principal leadership practices influence teachers’ decisions to stay or leave. The research question that guided this study …