Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Carol F. Sheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. James Davenport

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this paper was to describe a six-week internship completed with the Kalamazoo Public Schools. The majority of the intern's time was spent observing the functions of the office of Employee Services and performing tasks related to that office.

Chapter I contained some background information describing Kalamazoo Public Schools. It also contained the intern's prospectus and rationale.

Chapter II described the director's role as head of Employee Services. The main focus of the material found in this chapter concerned layoffs, teacher attendance, morale, and SRI interviews.

Chapter III described the relationship between the office of Employee Services and substitute teachers. Teacher's evaluations of substitutes and the concerns of substitutes were explored. A suggested format for a substitute teacher handbook was provided.

Chapter IV described other learning situations experienced by the intern during the summer of 1980. These experiences had not been planned; therefore, they were not contained in the prospectus.

Chapter V summarized and evaluated the six-week internship. Suggestions and recommendations were offered to future interns who plan to work in the central office.