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Texas State University – San Marcos

1. Ruiz-Mills, Monica. Conducting the Symphony: How a School District Superintendent Uses Complexity Theory for Creative Leadership.

Degree: PhD, School Improvement, 2019, Texas State University – San Marcos

The analogy of an orchestral conductor is applicable to the ways in which a school district superintendent orchestrates ways to move away from long-standing practices within the educational system. Like a conductor, the superintendent works with an audience of multiple stakeholders while navigating multiple elements that affect teaching and learning. In this qualitative research study, using educational criticism and connoisseurship, I explored how a Texas school district superintendent employed creative leadership in his management of school systems while striving for change and growth. I modified an ecology framework using the areas of instructional support, school structures, administration, and the internal and external school community. I used interviews, observations, and existing artifacts as sources for data collection to make meaning of the superintendent’s actions and decision-making process. Results showed the superintendent used creativity in his everyday approaches to situations and his actions contributed to the development of a complex and adaptive school system. The research served as an inquiry of the school district superintendent as a catalyst for change within a complex adaptive school system. Results support that creative leadership can be a social interaction that is demonstrated daily by the interactions and decisions of the school district superintendent. Future research considerations include exploring a superintendent’s creative problem-solving efforts in daily decision-making and the influence on knowledge structures in real-world scenarios, and creative change leadership within the constructs of other leadership theories and fields. Advisors/Committee Members: Waite, Duncan (advisor), Aidman, Barry (committee member), Field-Waite, Susan (committee member), Uhrmacher, Bruce (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Creativity; Creative leadership; Creativity; Complexity; Leadership; School district superintendent

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APA (6th Edition):

Ruiz-Mills, M. (2019). Conducting the Symphony: How a School District Superintendent Uses Complexity Theory for Creative Leadership. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas State University – San Marcos. Retrieved from https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7985

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ruiz-Mills, Monica. “Conducting the Symphony: How a School District Superintendent Uses Complexity Theory for Creative Leadership.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas State University – San Marcos. Accessed May 25, 2019. https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7985.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ruiz-Mills, Monica. “Conducting the Symphony: How a School District Superintendent Uses Complexity Theory for Creative Leadership.” 2019. Web. 25 May 2019.

Vancouver:

Ruiz-Mills M. Conducting the Symphony: How a School District Superintendent Uses Complexity Theory for Creative Leadership. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas State University – San Marcos; 2019. [cited 2019 May 25]. Available from: https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7985.

Council of Science Editors:

Ruiz-Mills M. Conducting the Symphony: How a School District Superintendent Uses Complexity Theory for Creative Leadership. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas State University – San Marcos; 2019. Available from: https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7985

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