Journal for Leadership and Instruction

A SCOPE Education Services Research Publication

ISSN Number (Print): 2475-6032 | ISSN Number (Online): 2475-6040

The Journal for Leadership and Instruction is an international peer-reviewed publication that is published twice per year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

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For the Fall issue, we ask that all submissions arrive by July 1, 2022. Editors retain the right to alter submissions for clarity and space available in each issue.

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Published by:
SCOPE Education Services 

Executive Director/CEO & Coordinating Publisher

Mr. George L. Duffy
100 Lawrence Avenue
Smithtown, NY 11787
Telephone: 631-360-0800 | Fax: 631-360-8489


Dr. Richard Bernato

About SCOPE Education Services:

SCOPE Education Services is a not-for-profit, private, voluntary organization permanently chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to provide services to school districts. Founded in 1964 by school superintendents, it is a cooperative venture for sharing resources to deal with common concerns. It is governed by a Board of Directors of school superintendents and college representatives and serves as a regional School Study Council and School Board Institute.


Dr. Richard Bernato, Associate Professor, St. John’s University; Administrative and Instructional Leadership (Ret.), President/High Involvement Consultants, Chief Creative Officer/Leadership Redefined, Inc.


  • Dr. Kevin N. McGuire, Professor, St. John’s University, School of Education (Ret.)
  • Dr. Roberta A. Gerold, Superintendent of Schools, Middle Country CSD
  • Dr. Anthony Annunziato, Associate Professor, Administrative and Instructional Leadership, St. John’s University
  • Dr. Robert J. Manley, Dean, Dowling College, School of Education (Ret.)
  • Dr. Ronald Masera, Superintendent of Schools, Center Moriches UFSD
  • Dr. Laura Seinfeld, Dean, College of Education, Information & Technology, L.I.U. Post

Reference Editor:

  • Dr. Amy Eckelmann, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Education, Molloy College

Associate Editors:

  • Dr. S. Marshall Perry, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Kalmanovitz School of Education, St. Mary’s College of California
  • Dr. Korynne Taylor-Dunlop, Coordinator & Professor of Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership, Lynn University, FL (Ret.)

Coordinating Publisher:

  • Mr. George L. Duffy, Executive Director/CEO, SCOPE Education Services

Editorial Board:

  • Dr. Donald J. Beaudette, Associate Professor of the Practice (Ret.), Boston University
  • Dr. Arthur Bettencourt, Executive Director, New England School Development Council
  • Dr. Elfreda V. Blue, Vice Provost, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Hofstra University
  • Dr. Robert Dillon, District Superintendent, Nassau BOCES
  • Dr. Robert Feirsen, Chair, Education Department, NYIT
  • Dr. Patrick Harrigan, Superintendent of Schools, Half Hollow Hills CSD
  • Dr. Lorna R. Lewis, Superintendent of Schools, Malverne UFSD
  • Dr. Tonie McDonald, Superintendent of Schools, Levittown UFSD
  • Dr. Robert Moraghan, Director Emeritus, Educational Leadership Programs, Stony Brook University
  • Mr. Michael O’Brien, Associate Director for Instructional Services, SCOPE
  • Dr. Eustace G. Thompson, Co-Chair, Educational and Policy Leadership, Ed.D. Program, Hofstra University
  • Dr. Edward J. Vinski, Associate Professor, St. Joseph’s College
  • Dr. Maureen T. Walsh, Dean Emerita, School of Education and Human Services, Molloy College

Peer Review Committee:

  • Lydia Begley, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent, Nassau BOCES (Ret.)
  • Kelly Ann Burlison, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Ross College of Education, Lynn University, Florida
  • M. Terry Cash, Ph.D., Educational Consultant/Program Evaluator, Cash Educational Consulting Services, LLC
  • Audrey Cohan, Ed.D., Senior Dean for Research & Scholarship, Division of Education, Molloy College
  • Thomas P. Dolan, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Great Neck UFSD, (Ret.)
  • Maria G. Dove, Ed.D., Professor, School of Education and Human Services, Molloy College
  • Timothy T. Eagen, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Kings Park CSD
  • Joseph S. Famularo, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Bellmore UFSD
  • Patrick G. Harrigan, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Half Hollow Hills CSD
  • Phyllis Harrington, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Oceanside UFSD
  • Richard Hawkins, Ed.D., Director of Contract Programs, School of Education, St. Rose College, Albany, NY
  • Aurelia Henriquez, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Port Chester-Rye UFSD
  • Michael J. Hynes, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Port Washington UFSD
  • Albert Inserra, Ed.D., Dean, College of Education, Information and Technology, L.I.U. Post (Ret.)
  • Julie Davis Lutz, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Suffolk BOCES
  • Craig C. Markson, Ed.D., Director, Educational Leadership Program, Stony Brook University
  • Barry McNamara, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor, St. John’s University
  • Eric Moore, Ed.D., Assistant Principal, School District of Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Chrystyne Olivieri, DNP, FNP-BC, CDCES/Assistant Professor of Graduate Nursing, L.I. University Brookville
  • S. Marshall Perry, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean and Assoc. Professor, Kalmanovitz School of Education, St. Mary’s College of California
  • Jessica Scher Lisa, Psy.D., Assistant Professor, Child Study Department, St. Joseph’s College
  • Eric Shyman, Ed.D., Assoc. Professor of Child Study, St. Joseph’s College
  • Selena Isles Smith, Ed.D., Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Admin. & Instructional Leadership, St. John’s University
  • Jerome Vickers, Ed.D., Coach at Sports International