Term of Award

Spring 2008

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Education Administration (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (open access)


Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

Committee Chair

Tekleselassie, Abebayehu

Committee Member 1

Linda Arthur

Committee Member 2

Meca Williams-Johnson


The teaching profession has a historically high rate of attrition occurring especially in those teachers in the first five years of induction proactively; mandatory Teacher Support Specialist training for administrators and development of a formal Individual Induction Plan for each new teacher.