Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)

Degree Level



Curriculum and Instruction


John Pijanowski

Committee Member

Kara A. Lasater

Second Committee Member

Christy Smith


burnout;Covid-19 pandemic;happiness;job demands;resilience;school climate


The purpose of this study was to determine the status of teacher well-being and offer suggestions for supporting a culture that cultivates the qualities of well-being. The PERMAH Workplace Survey was administered to measure teacher well-being in the workplace. The survey results provided data for addressing research question 1: What is the status of teacher well-being at Pleasant Valley Public Schools? Using research on well-being intervention strategies, suggestions were offered to answer research question 2: What can administrators do to support a culture that cultivates the qualities of well-being? This quantitative study analyzed survey results from 104 PreK-12 teachers in a suburban New England district. The new normal that emerges post-pandemic will be best served by leaders who are intentional in designing and cultivating organizational systems that prioritize the mental, physical, and social health of teachers, students, and the communities they serve.