Perceptions of organizational change from inside a school district engaged in a district-wide reform process
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of change within a school district involved in district-wide school reform upon the entrance of a new superintendent. This is a mixed method study and will use qualitative data from interviews and quantitative data from an electronic survey given to all school district employees with current email addresses in the school district database. The study uses organizational theory as a basis for examining the school district as an organization. The study also uses Michael Fullan's research to form a frame of reference to examine elements of successful district-wide school reform. For this study, successful reform will be measured by overall improvement in the educational setting for students, teachers, and staff, including, but not limited to student accountability data.