Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education-Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

College of Education

First Advisor

Dr. Cathy Meyer-Looze

Academic Year



Research regarding teacher burnout and stressors has revealed that this phenomenon occurs when the demands of the job outweigh the personal and professional resources available to educators. Educator stress is prevalent across continents and cultures. This project aims to address teacher stress by increasing personal and professional resources within the school setting. Strong skills involving one’s emotional intelligence have been shown to increase educator resiliency, relationships with stakeholders and educator agency. The prepared activities focus on the emotional intelligence, fundamental needs of the educator and positive school cultures. The project examines ways to create conditions for emotional safety, build cohesive and collegial relationships and help educators develop tools for coping and appraising stressful situations. Annual professional development will foster these tools and educators can experience job satisfaction, personal accomplishment, and well-being. Using a variety of structures, tools, techniques, and programs allows for wholeness, wellness, and adult development to flourish.