Fall 2022

ESRP 9000 Professor

Gina L. Peyton, Ed.D.

ESRP 9001 Professor

Gina L. Peyton, Ed.D.

Executive Summary

The strategic research project focused on essential concerns within the organization. A strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis was conducted on Palmetto Elementary. The analysis found teachers do not understand the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. When it comes to implementation of the MTSS framework, teachers do not understand how to place their struggling students in the tiered interventions in order to close the achievement gap. In the SWOT analysis, the researcher identified and discussed the 10 strengths, 10 weaknesses, 10 threats, and 10 opportunities that were found at Palmetto Elementary.

Upon analyzing multiple internal and external factors, two strategies were selected. Strategy 1 involves Coaching and Feedback to support teachers in their professional development growth, and Strategy 2 involves the School Mentor Program and Tier 2 check-in and check-out system to decrease behavior. Strategy 1 received a higher total attractiveness score and was thought most sufficient for supporting teachers in the classroom. Strategy 2 will support the organization with the decrease in behavior. The check in and check-out system will provide strategies to assist teachers in reducing negative student behavior.

The action plan at Palmetto Elementary will be implemented from August 23, 2023, to June 30, 2024. The action plan is the strategic process, requiring organization of the identified resources, supportive team members, and stakeholders determined to solve critical issues with suitable solutions. It is the final step of the Strategic Research Project to address best practices that are aligned to the Coaching and Feedback strategy, which is designed to support professional development that will enhance teacher implementation of the MTSS framework.

Document Type

Strategic Research Project-NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Abraham S. Fischler College of Education