Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1999

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jack L. McPherson

Second Committee Member

Susan M. Madley

Third Committee Member

Gary C. Frederick


The purpose of this descriptive research study was to investigate the employment perceptions of secondary level school administrators holding joint positions as assistant principal and athletic director. To accomplish this purpose, current research and literature concerned with the job responsibilities and qualifications of both positions were reviewed. In addition to the review of literature, a questionnaire was developed for the purpose of identifying and analyzing the (1) general background of each respondent, (2) the general training and experience of each respondent, (3) personal qualifications of each respondent, ( 4) the roles and responsibilities of each respondent, and (5) the employment perceptions of each respondent. The investigator sought to (a) analyze data collected from a survey of secondary level administrators that were employed as both an assistant principal and athletic director in the State of Washington, and (b) report the results of the analysis. Survey responses were tabulated by frequency and percentage, and provided a basis for descriptive analysis of data obtained.