A Nation at Stake: A Case Study to Explore How Principals Use the Virginia Department of Education’s Evaluation Framework to Build Teacher Capacity Within K-12 Virginia Public Schools

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)


Educational Administration

Date of Award

Summer 2021


This study explored how principals use evaluation frameworks to build teacher capacities in Virginia Public K-12 schools in order to decrease teacher turnover rates. The researcher’s choice of methodology to complete this study was a qualitative case study. The qualitative case study is suitable for addressing the immediate phenomena of the national teacher shortage. The researcher completed the process of the study by collecting data through interviews to collect qualitative information to study a phenomena. Seventeen participant educators partook in the study. Each interview consisted of fifty-four questions (Appendix A) that were conducted in virtual communication platform. The finding of the results were revealed at the conclusion of the study. It was anticipated that the research findings would contribute greatly to the dialogue of principal and teacher relationships and perceptions as they pertain to said relationships influencing the rate of teacher retention.


Ava Munoz

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision