Date of Award

Winter 2020

Document Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


STEM Education & Professional Studies


Occupational and Technical Studies

Committee Director

Mickey Kosloski


Public schools throughout the United States experienced closures and transitions to online curriculum in the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many of the policies and strategies implemented to manage teaching faculty were hastily designed and employed out of necessity. This study sought to examine organizational management policies and strategies throughout public high schools in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia through teaching faculty perspectives. This cross-sectional study examined descriptive and correlational statistics of survey responses to determine and evaluate how schools managed communication, responsibilities and delegation, and training for distance learning in order to provide policy recommendations for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic and future emergency action plans. Results from the survey indicated mostly positive teacher feedback to policies and strategies on communication and training. While the research did not find policies and strategies for responsibilities and delegation consistent throughout schools in region, this research discovered correlations between teachers’ opinions and organizational strategies for delegation. Finally, this study provides practical recommendations as well as considerations for further research on organizational management in public schools.