Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
James Martinez, Mary Lynne Derrington, David Cihak
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenology study was to explore special education teacher retention in a large school district in Texas and the perception of campus principal’s support as defined through the domains from the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS). Participants in the study came from 550 special education teachers in Desert ISD, a school district in North Texas. I completed semi-structured interviews with a minimum of three special education teachers from elementary, middle school, and high school levels.
Crow, Janna R., "T-PESS and Special Education Teacher Attrition and Retention: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study of Teacher Perceptions of Administrator Effectiveness. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2022.