Summer 2023

ESRP 9000 Professor

David B. Ross, Ed.D.

ESRP 9001 Professor

Jason Abreu, Ed.D.

Executive Summary

This strategic research project was designed to provide insight into how to improve state and community support in an elementary school setting. The elementary school setting often suffers from the failure to meet the diverse needs of students, to effectively monitor student progress through meaningful feedback opportunities, and to emphasize efficient approaches for instruction delivery and staff development. Limited support negatively affects the motivation of teachers due to inadequate funding, which in turn results in the negation of student achievement and success. However, the elementary school setting has the opportunity to grow out of these challenges that hinder effective community and state support.

Local and state communities could better support the organization by providing the appropriate funding allocation. More funding includes access to specific materials and technology that modern school systems need in order to engage students with recent and relevant learning resources. Furthermore, increased support for school systems may increase instructor motivation, which will benefit the student’s learning experiences. However, the teacher is not the only factor involved in the student’s education. Studies show that parental involvement and active participation in their child’s education results in increased student motivation and academic achievement.

The state and local community’s failure to support the elementary school system is a multifaceted and longitudinal problem for the success of elementary students. If students do not receive adequate support from their parents or instructors, they are unlikely to pursue academic achievement through self-motivation. However, the ability to reinvigorate student motivation begins with the balance of resources distributed within the elementary school system. The increased access to resources for students and instructors may provide a more effective and engaging learning environment. In order to ensure these potential solutions will come to pass, an alliance between parents and elementary school instructors is necessary to demonstrate a level of preexisting support for students who demand better resources, funding, and support from local and state communities.

Document Type

Strategic Research Project-NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Abraham S. Fischler College of Education