This qualitative study used a phenomenological approach and the Marianist characteristics as a conceptual framework to understand the experiences of six lay Marianist educational leaders during COVID-19. Findings indicated that during the pandemic leaders were faced with challenges pertaining to receiving an excess of information, inequity in technology, serving students with various learning needs, and the socioemotional health of students and teachers. Despite these difficulties, these leaders were able to uphold the Marianist characteristics of educating for adaptation and change, educating in family spirit, and for formation in faith. This study is significant because it provides the unique perspectives of how leaders of a Marianist urban high school were able to advance their mission during the global health pandemic. This study also adds to the crisis and Marianist leadership bodies of literature.
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Brion, C. (2023). Crisis Leadership: Voices from the Field. Journal of Catholic Education. https://doi.org/10.15365/joce.2601012023