Date of Completion


Document Type

Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Advisor

Carol Ann Sharicz


A public school in Pennsylvania was experiencing an issue with its administrative leadership. The ineffective leadership strategies resulted in failures within communication styles and abilities. Through a series of interviews and research, this course was developed to coach leaders within a school building on how to more effectively communicate and work with their staff members. The goal is to provide a series of behavior changing based instruction to reduce the ineffectiveness of leadership within the building. It uses an asynchronous approach with live instruction and involves the learners with an interactive workbook component to follow the learning course. The course follows four primary modules to help build effective communication and leadership skills within an elementary school. Those involve individualizing communication styles, building and maintaining relationships, having an active presence, and practicing direct accountability for themselves and their staff.