Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - NLU Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Joy Chen


The principal role has changed in the past 20 years, making feedback and coaching imperative. Districts with transparent and streamlined support for principals have a greater chance of seeing improvements in student achievement. The role of principal supervisors and coaches is also crucial, as they are the vehicles of support for principals. This qualitative study involved examining the responses of principal supervisors/coaches about their experiences supporting school leaders and public data reflecting school leader satisfaction and barriers in the role. Results highlight the changing role of the school principal and the importance of leading with equity and increasing their efficacy in supporting instruction. The data indicates increased targeted feedback and coaching to principals supports them in being more equitable with leading instruction.