Date of Award

7-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Department

Education, Leadership and Public Service

First Advisor/Chairperson

Derek L. Anderson, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

Joseph M. Lubig, Ed.D.

Third Advisor

Athena J. Stanley, Ph.D. (candidate)

Abstract

The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to investigate teachers’ and administrators’ perceptions of the characteristics of effective leadership for K-12 international schools. The data produced three themes; these include emotional intelligence, the ability to establish school culture, and administrative mindset. The literature review focused on the survey data points of humor, cultural intelligence, and vision embedded within these themes. The research findings are intended to advance the knowledge of leadership for K-12 international schools.