Peck, Craig

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From integration to segregation: a case study history of T. Wingate Andrews high school, 1968–2008 2017 1356 The purpose of this study is to tell the story regarding the events and outcomes of T. Wingate Andrews High School, which was founded as an integrated high school in 1968 in High Point, North Carolina. The study captures the events of Andrews High Sc...
Ready for work and beyond: a study of the impact of work-based experiences on secondary students 2017 866 Drawing on the traditions of oral history and general interpretivist qualitative research, this study sought to understand how current work-based education experiences inform contemporary students’ attitudes about and success in high school. First, I...
The perceptions of long-serving superintendents regarding specific behaviors that contributed to their longevity 2018 376 Most public school district superintendents across this nation serve for fewer than five years. This relatively short tenure for a district chief can create uneven leadership and contribute to instability within the district. From an organizational s...
School administrators’ perceptions of the experiences and challenges of the early/middle college high school principalship 2018 699 The current body of literature on educational leadership is very broad, and there is limited research regarding the experiences and challenges of the early/middle college high school (EMCHS) principalship. To better support EMCHS principals through t...
How principals of highly impacted schools are getting it done: practices for building teacher capacity in highly impacted schools 2018 479 Highly impacted schools face challenges such as high teacher turnover, low academic performance, and high percentages of minoritized students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Principals who lead highly impacted schools must not only perform the...
Debating school choice in North Carolina: the rise of private school vouchers 2019 775 Private school voucher programs are part of what proponents call the “school choice” movement, which aims to increase educational opportunities for students. The concept of school choice is not without controversy, especially with regards to private ...
Disabling the disparity: building the cultural competence of school and teacher leaders 2018 908 There is a critical need for culturally competent school and teacher leaders to provide equitable and inclusive school environments for our nation’s growing number of culturally and linguistically diverse students. This must begin with culturally com...
The Collaborative Professional Learning Cycle (CPLC): implementing a voice and choice approach to teacher professional development 2019 615 Existing research consistently supports the idea that there are 5 effective practices in professional development for educators. However, there is limited research pertaining to the utilization of co-teaching as an effective practice of professional ...
Leadership strategies for effectively fostering positive teacher-student relationships in middle schools 2019 551 The area of research for my study was how educational leaders impact school culture, specifically in the area of fostering positive teacher-student relationships in middle schools. Relationships between teachers and students can have a substantial im...
Using an MTSS framework for school improvement: the implementation experiences and perspectives of educators, administrators, and district leaders 2019 1276 The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA, 2015) expanded district and school focus on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as a school improvement framework. MTSS is intended to improve the quality of instructional pr...
How elementary principals define inclusion and use their definition to lead 2020 474 The need for inclusion in today’s schools is a topic of discussion among scholars and practitioners. This discourse offers a range of understandings of what inclusion is and how it should look in practice. Despite the continuous conversation, a gap e...
Assistant principals’ preparation for culturally responsive leadership in diverse schools 2017 1237 The purpose of this study is to take a deeper look at the duties, responsibilities, experiences, and staff development of the assistant principals to determine if they are prepared to lead as principals in diverse schools. The role of the assistant p...
Exploring why African American males choose to teach in elementary schools: three portraits 2020 334 If you attend a public elementary school in the United States, chances are you will not experience being taught by an African American male. Yet, research about African American male elementary teachers is rare and usually focuses on a pathology of t...
Black women who experienced pregnancy as teens 2021 415 This is a qualitative study that explores the lived experiences of Black women who were pregnant teens. I specifically examined how the women described their interactions with school-based personnel and how the concept of controlling images of Black ...
The perceptions of school resource officers regarding their effects on African American students and the school-to-prison pipeline 2021 311 In the wake of the many tragic and heart-wrenching school shootings we have endured in our nation, the need for adding more school resource officers (SROs) to increase the safety measures in public schools was an added emphasis by President Barack Ob...
“Listen up, I got a story to tell” : a qualitative study examining collegiate experiences and code-switching among Black male scholars at predominantly white Institutions 2021 565 In this manuscript, I discuss the experiences of African American male scholars at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) in the American South and the impact of their academic and social experiences on their respective campuses. Furthermore, I disc...
The experiences of staff in an after-school program 2021 147 In this qualitative study, I examine the experiences of staff who work in an after-school program (ASP). Specifically, I investigate their roles in the program, how they support the building of meaningful relationships with their participants, and th...
African American males . . . educate or suspend? 2020 463 The current body of literature indicates a large discipline disparity between African American males and other groups of students. This disparity has been an issue since the inception of school desegregation in the 1960s. The discipline disparity has...
Beginning teacher support in urban elementary school settings : examining the principal’s roles 2022 98 My purpose in this study was to examine the roles principals play in supporting beginning teachers (BTs) in their first 3 years in the classroom in urban characteristic school districts. Previous research has found that many new teachers leave the pr...
How two elementary schools in a medium-sized school district support family engagement 2022 260 This comparative case study investigated how two Title I elementary schools within the same school district implement, promote, and maintain familial/community engagement programs. The district adopted and implemented a family engagement model based ...
The experiences of Black students in high school credit recovery programs 2020 435 Credit recovery programs utilize an asynchronous online learning platform that is designed for students who are repeating a course they failed in a traditional classroom setting. Although there is a limited body of literature on credit recovery progr...
A story to tell: chronicling retired, Black male teachers’ lived experiences with Whiteness in the workplace 2020 451 Studies regarding Black male teachers’ experiences working in predominantly White schools are rarely found in academic literature. This is especially true of retired Black male teachers who worked in predominantly White settings. The pronounced absen...
NC laboratory school principals’ efforts to implement culturally responsive parent, family, and community engagement 2023 126 In this qualitative study, I examined the efforts of three North Carolina laboratory school principals to implement culturally responsive parent, family, and community engagement. While there is already a significant body of literature on culturally ...
Restorative discipline practices in alternative education 2022 104 The purpose of this study was to examine how Pleasant Academy (a pseudonym), implemented and experienced Restorative Practices. This approach represents an alternative to traditional, punitive disciplinary actions, such as suspension or expulsion. Ma...
Parents speak : what are their perceptions of their children’s experiences in a 90/10 one-way language immersion program? 2023 124 Dual Language programs can be found across the globe and they offer learners opportunities to become immersed in a new language. The purpose of my study was to investigate parents’ perceptions of their children’s experiences in a one-way 90/10 dual l...
Black male sense of belonging : exploring student voices 2024 10 Previous research has shown that Black males do not find schools to be safe spaces or places where they feel a sense of belonging. Instead, they do not feel welcomed (Brooms, 2019a). If students must spend 8 to 9 hours in a place daily, we will want ...
Toward a free appropriate public education for African American male students with disabilities : a case analysis of culturally responsive leadership 2023 55 It is hard to overstate the plight of African-American boys and young men in our education system today. The gap between their performance and that of their peers from other racial and ethnic backgrounds is perceptible from the first day of kindergar...
Portraits of Black girl magic : understanding the lived experiences of African American women superintendents 2023 115 In the United States, Black women rarely serve as superintendents. Historically, White males have monopolized executive leadership roles in education, and the trend data remains consistent to present times. Given these patterns, we have constructed o...
Yes, rural communities do have African American male school leaders 2021 345 The purpose of my study is to explore the lived experiences, challenges, and opportunities of African American male school leaders leading in rural schools in North Carolina. My study looks at the intersection of identity in which a school leader in ...
Why we left : a study of North Carolina educators who left the principalship to return to the classroom 2022 134 Principal turnover is a national problem with costly side effects. There is a growing interest in this problem of practice. Although more studies are emerging, there is limited qualitative research into understanding why principals are leaving their ...
Breaking barriers : examining the experiences and perceptions of Black female high school principals 2023 91 The high school principalship today requires a complex skill set steeped in relationship building, strategic oversight, and systemic approaches. Female principals of color not only have to develop this skill set, but also deal with the societal struc...
Prepared for a future? Experiences and perceptions of former students who were remanded to alternative programs while attending high school 2024 4 In January 2000, the Alternative and Safe Schools Instructional and Support Division (ASSIS) of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) was charged with developing guidelines that determined how districts could establish and main...
Understanding the lived experiences of Black girls in a North Carolina elementary school : the importance of student voice 2024 9 Black girls’ unique needs are often ignored in the educational system and left out of the literature, causing their voices to be unheard (Harrison, 2017). Their negative experiences in school can lead to frequent absences, gaps in education, and miss...