Miguel G. Gonzales and Maria B. Roberts (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education Leadership) had their article "Leading Multiple School: An Examination of Franchise Model School Principals" published in the International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice.
This exploratory study sought to examine the characteristics and skills needed to be a franchise model school principal. Three franchise model school principals, fourteen assistant principals, and forty-two teachers were interviewed. Data analysis revealed franchise principals’ characteristics to be seasoned, successful principals with experience leading low-performing schools; challenging the status quo; shared leadership; and visionary leadership to align all franchise campuses. Given the novelty of franchise model schools, it has the potential to develop and retain effective principals for high-needs schools.