Secondary Education Principals/Superintendents
To examine the ways select women superintendents in Ohio assess
climate and implement their roles as transformational leaders.
All female superintendents in Ohio (N = 58) were surveyed and 39
returned the LPI-Self (response rate = 69%). Two women superintendents were
researched as units of analysis in a multiple-case study.
The female superintendents rated themselves as most frequently
engaging in the leadership practice of Enabling, followed by Modeling, Encouraging,
Inspiring and Challenging. Based on the LPI and interview discussions, the author
concluded that both women superintendents were transformational leaders and
successfully lead with this style to create a positive school district climate.