Examining the Impact of Leadership Coaching Designed for Public Educators: Does the Investment Enhance Teacher Engagement Levels and Their Ability to Lead Their Students?
As the leader of a school district, I wanted to study and focus on the impact that leadership coaching could have on educators. To focus on developing the leadership capacity of our teachers, not on enhancing their already strong knowledge of subject related content. I truly believed we could help teachers by offering coaching focused on developing their unique leadership skills and their understanding of leadership theory. The author Ryan Holiday’s quote stood out to me, “Perfecting the personal regularly leads to success as a professional, but rarely the other way around” (2017). Unbeknownst to me, I would be conducting my research during one of the most tumultuous times in the history of leadership and education. The COVID-19 pandemic was lurking right around the corner and would attack the morale of every profession. Exacting a heavy toll on educators’ mental health and their engagement levels.
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