Journal of Educational Leadership in Action

ELA, Journal of Educational Leadership in Action, is an open access online peer review journal offering its readers a global platform on research-based educational practice. ELA is published by the Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education and Human Services at Lindenwood University.

ELA includes current research and essays on a wide range of educational topics: administration, instruction, curriculum, assessment, adult learning, higher education, and international education. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis.

Current Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1 (2023)

Editor's Intro

The Winter 2023 issue of the Journal of Educational Leadership in Action (ELA) is now available and provides research into varied leadership practices such as retention of teachers in high-needs, urban secondary schools, evaluation of principal effectiveness, faculty perceptions and the impact of professional development, school counselors’ experiences during the pandemic, leadership learning processes, and the roles of principals in developing a positive school culture. We welcome and value your readership and encourage you to submit for future publication(s).



Teacher Retention: Retaining Teachers in High-Needs, Urban Secondary Schools in a Midwest State Post-Pandemic
Christopher K. Schmit, Erin Lehmann, David Swank, Sue Alborn-Yilek, and Tasha Dannenbring