Across public and private school systems, there is a shortage of principals in the United States. Many studies have identified reasons why school principals leave their jobs. However, few studies have been conducted to understand why principals stay. The purpose of this article is to describe the experiences of 14 principals who have remained in leadership in the Seventh- day Adventist system of education in North America longer than 10 years in a single school building. Though the lens of resiliency theory and spiritual leadership theory, meaning was captured i the lived experiences of these Christian educational leaders.
The Journal of Applied Christian Leadership
Ledesma, Janet, "Narratives of Longevity: Why Adventist Principals Stay Beyond 10 Years in One School." (2013). Faculty Publications. 10.