Date of Award
Level of Access Assigned by Author
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
In March of 2020, school buildings were closed in response to the global health crisis. Administrators and teachers alike were forced to reimagine education in order to meet the needs of students and the community, effectively over a single weekend across an ever changing landscape. Servant and distributive styles of leadership were needed to face these unprecedented, adaptive challenges and a “new normal” model of leadership rose to prominence. Because connecting in a virtual environment requires technological acuity in skill, pedagogy, and practice, effective teachers who had developed cultures of choice, creativity, and autonomy in their student-centered classrooms weathered this rapid shift more easily than others. These effective teachers modeled successful, productive communication and collaboration norms and many were called upon to share their expertise to support communication and collaboration norms and many were called upon to share their expertise to support dynamic, ever shifting pandemic conditions to identify how elements of technology interacted with teacher leadership identity and development by way of effective instruction, teacher voice, influence and reach, collegial interactions, recognition, and opportunity.
Morrison, Mia L., "The Role of Technology in the Development of PK-12 Teacher Leadership During COVID-19" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3605.