Date of Submission
Doctor of Education
school administrators, health, wellness and well-being, work-intensification, wellness framework, change path model, balanced scorecard
This Organizational Improvement Plan addresses key aspects of the overarching complexities of school administrators’ workload that has compromised and adversely affected their overall health, wellness, and well-being. Deep consideration of research on principal and vice principal well-being is explored, as their leadership affects and influences effective teacher instruction and optimal student learning and achievement. The Wheel of Wellness details the interconnectedness of various aspects of life and health, permitting this organizational improvement plan to utilize a holistic approach to physical, emotional, and mental wellness and well-being. Using an interpretivist lens, through the change path model, applied with a balanced scorecard for evaluation and monitoring, this change initiative works through the layers of change planning and change implementation to positively improve the health and working conditions for administrators in a large board in central Ontario. Through collaborative interactions, and policy change and implementation, the change initiative endeavours to ensure that effective and accessible supports and resources are created and cemented into systems’ practice.
Keywords: school administrators, health, wellness and well-being, work-intensification, wellness framework, change path model, balanced scorecard
Hunte, M. L. (2023). Valuating All Parts of the System: Addressing Administrator Health and Well-being to Support Optimal Wellness and Effective School Leadership. The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University, 365. Retrieved from https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/oip/365