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2 Neil Dugger, EdD GREETINGS FROM THE DIRECTOR Journal of K-12 Educational Research 2022, VOL. 6, ISSUE 1 You are reading the sixth edition of the Journal of Educational Research K-12, published by Dallas Baptist University. The Journal showcases the best of student research in the EdD in Educational Leadership K-12 program, and it is our goal to share this important information with area educational leaders. It has been an honor to serve the fine educators who have chosen to earn their doctoral degree from DBU. They are working hard every day to make a difference in the lives of their students and colleagues, and I admire them for their commitment and dedication in challenging times. It is a privilege to present 11 of our recent graduates with a truncated version of their treatise (dissertation). For the past four years, these students have been coming to weekend classes three times a semester and a week in the summer. The coursework has been taught by some of the most outstanding practitioners in their field, and students have been able to immediately put their new knowledge to work. The summer seminars to Austin and Washington, DC, have given them a new perspective on educational issues and leadership development. A unique aspect to this doctoral program is the opportunity to give back to their school system by selecting a topic important to their schools. In an environment of support, students will develop three-fifths of their treatise (dissertation) while in class, so that in the last year they only have to defend their proposal, collect and analyze the data, and defend their final paper before their professors, colleagues, and guests. This is why 85% finish within four years. Please read the important research contained in this Journal, and feel free to share it with everyone in your circle of influence. Furthermore, if you know of someone who needs to complete their doctoral degree, send their email address to me at neil@ Have a blessed day! Neil Dugger, EdD Director, EdD in Educational Leadership K-12 Dallas Baptist University 214-333-5202