Year 2018, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 139 - 177 2018-12-15

District Strategic Teaming: Leadership for Systemic and Sustainable Reform

Thomas L. Alsbury [1] , Margaret R. Blanchard [2] , Kristie S. Gutierrez [3] , Chris M. Allred [4] , A. Dell Tolin [5]

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Reform efforts in schools have become increasingly focused on the nature and direction of teamwork in efforts to achieve sustained and systemic districtwide capacity for innovation and needed change. The six-year study reported in this article involved development, implementation, and assessment of a unique collaborative process for districtwide reform in some of the most challenging and fluid educational settings in the United States of America. This reform process, called District Strategic Teaming, involved a representative vertical cross-section of members from the district office to school-based support staff.  Participating schools are located in isolated, rural communities in the south-eastern region of the United States of America that experience high rates of teacher turnover and serve student populations living in abject poverty. Despite these challenges, the longitudinal study revealed substantive improvement in organizational culture and reduction of systemic barriers for innovation through the process described in this article.

District Strategic Teaming, Educational Reform and Innovation, Rural Schools
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Authors

Author: Thomas L. Alsbury (Primary Author)
Institution: Northwest University
Country: United States


Author: Margaret R. Blanchard
Institution: North Carolina State University
Country: United States


Author: Kristie S. Gutierrez
Institution: Old Dominion University
Country: United States


Author: Chris M. Allred
Institution: North Carolina State University
Country: United States


Author: A. Dell Tolin
Institution: North Carolina State University
Country: United States


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APA Alsbury, T , Blanchard, M , Gutierrez, K , Allred, C , Tolin, A . (2018). District Strategic Teaming: Leadership for Systemic and Sustainable Reform. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership (REAL), 3 (2), 139-177. DOI: 10.30828/real/2018.2.2
MLA Alsbury, T , Blanchard, M , Gutierrez, K , Allred, C , Tolin, A . "District Strategic Teaming: Leadership for Systemic and Sustainable Reform". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership (REAL) 3 (2018): 139-177 <http://dergipark.org.tr/real/issue/40899/493925>
Chicago Alsbury, T , Blanchard, M , Gutierrez, K , Allred, C , Tolin, A . "District Strategic Teaming: Leadership for Systemic and Sustainable Reform". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership (REAL) 3 (2018): 139-177
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ISNAD Alsbury, Thomas L. , Blanchard, Margaret R. , Gutierrez, Kristie S. , Allred, Chris M. , Tolin, A. Dell . "District Strategic Teaming: Leadership for Systemic and Sustainable Reform". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership (REAL) 3 / 2 (December 2018): 139-177. https://doi.org/10.30828/real/2018.2.2