Date of Award

Spring 5-14-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Executive Ed.D. in Education Leadership Management and Policy


Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Anthony Colella, Ph.D

Committee Member

Jan Furman, Ed.D

Committee Member

Kathleen Monahan, Ph.D

Committee Member

Anthony Petrosino, Ph.D


turnaround, takeover, education reform, Regional Achievement Centers, New Jersey


The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of teachers regarding the interventions implemented by the Regional Achievement Center. The Regional Achievement Centers, RACs, were recently put into place through Governor Christie as a reform method for failing schools and are part of the New Jersey Department of Education’s mission to transform the department. Research was conducted using a qualitative design with a constructivist approach to investigate the perceptions and attitudes of those teachers working directly with the RAC teams in one of the states’ lowest performing schools.