Effective school leaders are vital to the success of a school. The leadership style of a school leader, specifically principals, affects teacher satisfaction and retention. Servant leadership is a well-known leadership style in the business and organizational psychology field but has applications in the education setting as well. This report discusses how principals can be servant-leaders by putting others first and themselves second. As a result, teacher job satisfaction and retention are affected. Therefore, it is important for educators to learn how principals can most effectively lead teachers and other support staff. Training and professional development opportunities are essential for school leaders to learn how to be supportive and equitable when working with others. The following paper includes a review of the current literature regarding school leadership, with an emphasis on servant leadership, and lastly, teacher satisfaction and retention
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Master of Science (MS)
Stamschror, Morgan, "Relationship between Servant Leadership Style and Teacher Job Satisfaction and Retention" (2021). Counselor Education Capstones. 143.