This paper is a result of an intensive four-day summer academy designed for administrators and auxiliary staff to be introduced to the world of the English Learner (EL). Although over 95 participants participated in this study, we selected one participant as the focal person for this paper. It presents how one school principal changed and developed as a result of participating in the Summer Academy. In particular, using Investment Theory (Darvin & Norton, 2015) as the theoretical lens we discuss three areas where the Summer Academy played a role in how William viewed and approached working with others: 1) the personnel in his building, 2) the immediate surrounding community (district, local community members), and 3) the other summer academy participants and presenters. Readers will also be introduced to the highly unique summer academy.
Lech, Iwona and Cohen, James
"Voice for Change: Model of Investment Theory in Professional Development for School Administrators,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 33:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol33/iss3/4