School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Mark A. Lamport
Primary Subject Area
Education, Administration; Education, Elementary; Education, Secondary
instructional supervision, leadership, learning communities, professional learning communities, teacher leaders, team leaders
Conley, Michael Keith, "Curriculum Team Leaders: Individual Perspectives Toward Instructional Supervision" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 471.
Accountability demands on schools are increasingly difficult to meet at the local, state, and national levels. This study examined the perspectives of curriculum team leaders (CTLs) that are one middle school's response to increased accountability and changing student population. The CTLs provide instructional supervision to same-grade, same-subject curriculum teams. Four CTLs were chosen for this case study and data was gathered using focused interviews, observations, open-ended questionnaires, and artifact collection. A discussion of the CTLs' work, recommendations for schools seeking to use teacher leaders to provide instructional supervision, and suggestions for further research is included.