Teachers' perceptions regarding effective leadership practices of elementary school administrators

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions and opinions of teachers regarding the effective leadership practices of elementary school administrators. A survey was prepared consisting of 10 statements on school leadership. One hundred elementary school teachers were asked to select a response using a 4-point Likert-type scale that indicated their level of agreement or disagreement with each statement. There were 63 surveys completed and analyzed for this study. The results of a chi-square analysis showed that teachers either agree or strongly agree that elementary school administrators challenge teachers to improve teaching and provide support; create team building activities for the staff; use staff meetings for teacher collaboration; work with teachers to create a school vision; lead professional development; check lesson plans for alignment to objectives; mentor new and low-performing teachers; conduct walk-throughs; and maintain visibility, accessibility, and approachability.