Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Dr. Kay A. Keiser
This exploratory mixed methods study evaluates the process of a Christian school’s expansion and development within the complexity of the school’s culture. The study describes the transition of a non-public school from a K-8 school to a complete K12 program at Cornerstone Christian School, Bellevue, Nebraska, resulting in a description of the decision-making steps needed for the transition and analyzing the outcomes. The focal point of the study was the importance of maintaining a culture of distinction through this time of significant change while transitioning from an elementary and middle school program to a complete high school program. The process includes creating and sustaining vision and mission in a time of growth and complexity. For the purpose of this research, the transition to a K-12 school is defined and described through the themes of vision and mission, governance, facility, finance, academics, and athletics encompassed within the time of student enrollment growth and instituting a high school program. The outcome of the study explores the implementation of the strategies in the transition. This central question focused on the creation of a meaningful vision and mission in a time of significant growth and complexity, while sustaining the culture and central purposes of the school.
Schrag, Teri Lynn, "Creating and Sustaining Vision, Mission, and Culture in a Time of Significant Growth and Complexity" (2018). Student Work. 3665.