Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Richard Munsterman

Second Advisor

Dr. Carol Sheffer

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This is a report of an internship experience in central office administration. It is a study of the Forest Hills School District, Grand Rapids, Michigan, following a millage defeat, and depicts the central office administrators as they accept the challenges thrust upon them. It is an analysis of the roles and responsibilities inherent in the positions of the superintendency and assistant superintendencies of business, instruction and personnel as they emerged during a crisis period. The information is presented from the vantage point of the administrative intern who functioned as an additional staff member.