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Document Type

Dissertation - Public Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Geri Chesner

Second Advisor

Dr. Karen Tardrew

Third Advisor

Dr. Lorri Davis


Flexible, is defined in the Webster’s Dictionary as: TRACTABLE 3: characterized by a ready capacity to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements. The scheduling practices in elementary schools require the classroom teacher to be a master craftsman in all subject areas as they juggle teaching: math, science, social studies, reading, English, art, music, physical education, health, technology, response to intervention, and character education curriculum. This is a daunting task to fulfill in the current student instructional day. Redesigning the current elementary schedule requires a steadfast commitment from the educational leader and the teachers working in collaboration to produce a comprehensive schedule that could impact student outcomes. This is the change that we have all been waiting for; an opportunity to positively impact student outcomes by taking a risk, an opportunity to explore a new schedule design that empowers one of educations most powerful resource, the teacher.

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