Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2024

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership


Teacher Leadership

Committee Chair/First Advisor

Dr. Chinasa Elue

Second Advisor

Dr. Nicholas Clegorne

Third Advisor

Dr. Albert Jimenez


Student stress and anxiety are at an all-time high. Following the pandemic, more research is needed to better understand what types of interventions can be supportive in helping students manage their emotional wellbeing. To better support them, the researcher worked with various English Language Arts middle school teachers to implement Calming Corners, a social emotional based intervention. In this qualitative action research study, students in sixth-eighth grades were offered the use of Calming Corners in their English Language Arts classes. This research examined whether the Calming Corners was effective in reducing stress and anxiety for the students in their educational setting.

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