Date of Award

Spring 3-15-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership for Learning Dissertations


Educational Leadership

Committee Chair

Dr. David G. Buckman

Committee Chair/First Advisor

Dr. Chinasa Elue

Second Committee Member

Dr. Albert Jimenez


The purpose of this study was to contribute to the empirical literature concerning leadership role in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) implementation. MTSS uses an evidence-based model and problem solving to provide academic, behavioral, and social-emotional supports to meet the needs of each student. This study focused on the critical components of MTSS implementation and highlighted leadership as an integral aspect of the success of any school initiative. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to see whether there is a significant relationship between leadership implementation of MTSS and student achievement in reading and mathematics in middle schools in Georgia while controlling for covariates.