Doctor of Philosophy
Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Date of Defense
Dr. Thomasina Hassler
Dr. Robert Good
Dr. Carl Hoagland
Dr. Keith Miller
For years, Black teachers lived and worked in the communities that they served. I was one of those teachers who lived and worked in my community, but I noticed that there were not many of us. As a Black woman, mother and teacher, I was fully aware of the numbers of Black teachers declining. I wanted to know why.
In this study, I utilized my experience as a Black student, a Black teacher, and a Black administrator to reflect my feelings. I used Critical Race Theory as the theoretical lens on my stories using autoethnography as the research method. I grew up in the city, and I attended the public schools. I had a lot of teachers and most of them were Black. Of the Black teachers that taught me, I focused on the ones who left a positive imprint on me and some who were non Black left a negative imprint.
Harris, Harolyn, "Where Are the Black Teachers? There Should Be More to Make It Even" (2022). Dissertations. 1263.