Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Kronn, Bill


There are a variety of things to consider when facilitating changes to a school culture. First of all, it is important to understand the differences and nuances between school culture and climate. It is also imperative to understand the role of perspective in school culture. There are many variables in a school and acknowledging the various perspectives of students, teachers, administration, and parents, is important if a school is going to facilitate changes. A school must also consider the role of a specific behavior management program, in this case, Positive behavioral interventions and support (PBIS) and classroom environment. All of these components make up a school culture and if used cohesively will in turn increase academic achievement.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis