Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - Public Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Gloria McDaniel-Hall

Second Advisor

Jason Stegemoller


This change plan employs Wagner’s (2008) change leadership model to assess culture, context, conditions, and competencies of a small suburban school district and to develop a systemic plan for implementing job-embedded professional development in the area of technology integration. However, this plan is meant to be applicable to all content areas. This plan is informed by data that I collected as part of my program evaluation of a one-to-one technology program and also applies additional survey data and interviews with building principals, to examine staff attitudes towards professional development and understanding of instructional coaching models. Using this plan, I hope to move the Grove School District towards a more inclusive and relevant approach to professional development. I also hope to use this plan to build a consistent and common vision for and language about professional development among district stakeholders. Finally, I analyze the change levers of data, accountability, and relationships in regard to developing a plan for job-embedded professional growth, as well as a plan for evaluating and evolving the change.