Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership (Ed.D)
Dr. Megan Adams
First Committee Member
Dr. Sanjuana Rodriguez
Second Committee Member
Dr. Susan Stockdale
Response to Intervention (RTI) models are currently being implemented in many school districts across the country. At a time when interest in RTI is high, teachers’ experiences and the extent to which RTI is being implemented effectively in urban schools is largely unknown. There are less than 4,150 published academic studies on effectively implementing RTI in urban school settings. This research explores the phenomenon of implementing RTI using a theoretical lens of change management for elementary teachers in urban schools. The study contributes to the body of RTI knowledge by investigating the lived experiences of elementary school teachers who were involved in implementing RTI in an urban setting. The results of the study emphasize three themes that should be addressed during implementation: interventions, challenges, and training.
Powell Mitchell, Nicole, "INVESTIGATING THE LIVED EXPERIENCES OF TEACHERS IMPLEMENTING RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION IN AN URBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SETTING: A QUALITATIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY" (2018). Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership Dissertations. 24.