Why Did You Stay? An Investigation into the Retention of Small School Teaching Principals in the Northwest Territories


Why did teaching principals stay in their roles in small rural and remote schools in the Northwest Territories?

The purpose is to examine which experiences and reasons helped these people remain in their role, in one community for three or more years.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 20 to 80

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1. Teaching small school principal in the Northwest Territories
2. Stayed in the job and community for three or more years
3. Shared their experiences and reasons for staying

Exclusion criteria:

1. Non-teaching principals in the Northwest Territories
2. Larger schools (with more than 50 students)


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Lea Lamoureux

Principal investigator:

James Colin Field

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