Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ded)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Jack McKay

Second Advisor

Dr. Larry L. Dlugosh

Third Advisor

Dr. Christine M. Reed

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Neal W. Topp


The purpose of this study was to determine what factors discourage or inhibit secondary school teachers who have demonstrated leadership potential from seeking secondary principal and assistant principal positions. There has been little systematic research investigating why teachers choose not to become school administrators, from their own perspective(s).


A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education. Copyright 2004 Wesley J. Galusha.

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