Lessons identified by the Joplin School Leadership after responding to a Catastrophic Tornado
Natural disasters affect millions of lives each year devastating educational institutions and their communities. This case study identifies lessons learned by school leadership in the aftermath of a devastating tornado that destroyed one-third of the city, injured over 1,000 people, and took the lives of 158 people including members of the school community. The data were collected through personal interviews with 10 district administrators and educators who were directly affected by the crisis. The findings presented identify a set of lessons learned that may guide other educational institutions to be more prepared in a crisis situation including the importance of hiring expert help, creating a plan to receive resources, and establishing practices of communication that support communities in crisis situations.
Reading, Foundations and Technology
Counseling, Leadership and Special Education
Goswick, Jeri, Cynthia J. Macgregor, Beth Hurst, Patricia J. Wall, and Renee White. "Lessons identified by the Joplin School Leadership after responding to a Catastrophic Tornado." Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 26, no. 4 (2018): 544-553.
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management