Degree Date


Document Type

Dissertation - NLU Access

Degree Name

Ed.D. Doctor of Education

Academic Discipline

Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Carol A. Burg, Ph.D., chair

Second Advisor

James L. Schott, Ph.D., committee member

Third Advisor

Joan Q. Minnis, Ed.D., Dean’s representative


My change leadership plan proposed to affect an increase in teacher morale at A-One Elementary School by implementing promising morale boosting protocols. To measure levels of teacher morale and morale level change, I administered The Purdue Teacher Opinionaire (1980) to participants at the onset of my change plan and at the conclusion of the implementation four months later. The results indicated that a slight Boost in morale might be identified as occurring during the implementation of the change leadership plan; however, I was unable to justify with conclusive evidence that there is a direct correlation between the treatment and the slight increase in morale identified.