Date of Award

Winter 12-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

Committee Chair

Dr. Mary Ann Mayhew

Committee Member

Dr. Deanna Cash

Committee Member

Dr. John Walker


The purpose of this study was to determine the educational experiences of an identified urban elementary school in Central Virginia parents (similar to the researcher’s school’s parents) as lived through their own experience and how these educational experiences determine their academic parent involvement for their child. By examining parents’ educational experiences, educational professionals may be able to bridge the home and school communities and determine support needed to aid families in educating children.