Purdue University Graduate School
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Bridges Over Troubled Water: Examining the Lived Experiences of Black, Female School Principals in Predominantly White School Districts

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posted on 2021-11-22, 14:06 authored by LaWanda Denise MitchellLaWanda Denise Mitchell
This study highlights the personal and descriptive stories, narratives, and accounts that detail the lived experiences of Black, female school principals in predominantly white school districts. Based on the personal experiences of these four Black, female school principals, recommendations are made to predominantly white school districts seeking to meet the needs of Black women serving as leaders within their school districts, organizations, and institutions.


Degree Type

  • Doctor of Philosophy


  • Educational Studies

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Marilyn Hirth

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee co-chair

LaMonica Williams

Additional Committee Member 2

Alice Johnson

Additional Committee Member 3

Richard Olenchak