Women facing school superintendency job postings

A multiple case exploratory study.



This exploratory multiple-case study examines the influence of a school superintendent job offer on female educators’ inclination to apply. It is theoretically grounded in intersectionality and utilizes Yuval-Davis’s (2006) framework of social divisions to analyze and interpret the findings. While the pilot study did not definitively establish that the job offer content was perceived as discriminatory by participants, the research is nonetheless valuable. Few studies have addressed the recruitment dynamics for school superintendent positions within Alberta’s school boards, highlighting the importance of this study in filling that gap.


Author Biography

Leticia Nadler Gomez, University of Alberta

PhD student in Educational administration and leadership, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton.





Research Study/Recherche