Fall 2023

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


The following research and data collection was conducted over the course of 7 weeks during the capstone period of the authors final course for their Interdisciplinary Professional Studies degree. The following content is the interviews, data collection, and experiences of the author on their journey of this project. It establishes the wants and needs of the staff at a local middle school in Mountain Home Idaho. The author’s goal was to establish a foundational path for improvement and communication when it pertains to the classified and para educator staff at the local middle school and how this establishment could be implemented and open opportunities for change in the education career path. They plan to continue their efforts after graduation and with more studies and information to the growing knowledge of how schools and districts are dealing with both the positive and negative concerns amongst their staff as the world of education changes.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.


© 2023, Cierra Hunter Donlee Webb.



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