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Mission: To provide an open-access, reader-centered, presentation of peer-reviewed educational research in a broad array of contexts.

Educational Leadership in Action, a global platform for research-based practice of educational leadership, will be focusing on what has occurred in the past 100 years for this Centennial issue.  The editors invite you to submit an array of items for consideration for this historic issue, such as historical pieces providing overviews of how Lindenwood University came to be this past 100 years, interesting alumni stories and/or updates, and conceivably an entry about the future of Lindenwood University and where it will go in the next 100 years.  Please provide any accompanying photographs in the largest size possible for best resolution. The editors are also interested to know what you have been working on regarding Educational Leadership; the summary need not be formal.  This could come from current faculty, students, or alumni working in schools. Again, please provide any accompanying photographs in the largest size possible for best resolution.  Please send all submissions by October 29th to

Manuscript Specifications

Research Study:
10-20 single spaced/5,000-10,000 words
APA 6th edition only
Times New Roman 12
Tables and Figures embedded within article
1 inch margins
Must be submitted in Microsoft Word per APA guidelines

Minimum of 2,000-2,500 words
APA 6th edition only
Times New Roman 12
1 inch margins

Review and Response

The editors at ELA welcome suggestions not on the list. Editors serve to peer review all manuscripts utilizing the criteria below:


      • Relevance to Educational Leadership and the mission of ELA
      • Links to the current literature
      • Methodology
      • Results
      • Discussion
      • Submission requirements


        • Relevance to Educational Leadership and the mission of ELA
        • Interest to the reader
        • Clarity
        • Submission requirements

Submissions will be blind-reviewed. After the review process is completed the author will receive one of the following decisions by email:

Accept Submission- the manuscript is accepted as is with no further editing needed.

Revisions Required- the manuscript is accepted after suggested edits have been made.

Decline Submission- the manuscript is not suitable for publication in ELA with no further review


Plagiarism is taken very seriously at Lindenwood University and the Journal of Educational Leadership in Action. All manuscripts submitted to ELA must be the author’s original work. If there is evidence that the work is not original, the editor will notify the author and the manuscript will be denied publication. If the editors become aware of plagiarism after the work was published the manuscript will be removed from the online journal and any archives if applicable.

Copyright Notice

Authors hold the copyright to any manuscript published in Journal of Educational Leadership in Action. Credit as original publisher should be given to ELA if reprints are made and include the URL of the ELA publication. Anyone can copy any article(s) found within ELA as along as credit is given and copies of the article are not sold.

Editorial Team

Robyne Elder, EdD
Associate Editor: 
Nicole Vaux
Associate Editor: 
Lynda Leavitt
Managing Editor:
Sherrie Wisdom, EdD

Advisory Board

Suwithida Charungkaittikul, PhD
Charungkaittikul is a full-time lecturer in the Division of Non-Formal Education, Department of Lifelong Education, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand.

Kelli Pender-Watson, EdD
Pender-Watson is a special education administrator and has previous experience as a district administrator overseeing student services, general education, gifted education, curriculum and assessment  and professional development initiatives, K-12 public education.

Bill Edgar, PhD
Edgar is currently Coordinator of Library Science Education at Missouri State University and previously served as an Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science at University of Arizona.

Cengiz Karatas
Cengiz is currently the Director of Development & Alumni Relations and is the Organizing Committee Chair of the Chicago International Conference on Education at Concept Schools. Mr. Karatas taught English language in Russia and served as a guidance counselor, assistant principal and principal. Under Mr. Karatas' leadership his school received the 2009 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 2009 Distinguished Title I award, attained 100% college acceptance and secured the Ohio School of Promise award three years in a row.


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