Date of Award

Spring 4-4-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Secondary Education and Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Ali Hachem

Second Advisor

Dr. Freddie L. Avant

Third Advisor

Dr. Brian Uriegas


Moonlighting is a common practice for many teachers due to the need for supplemental income. This study was designed to narrate the effects moonlighting had on teachers in Northwest Louisiana. Through a series of online interviews, teachers shared their narrative regarding the effects moonlighting had on their personal and professional lives. The study took a constructivist phenomenological approach using primary data along with descriptive, non-experimental research to collect information about the participants’ lived experiences with teacher moonlighting. A narrative analysis was utilized to generate codes then organize them into themes, and to construct and compare the narrative findings. The results of the study demonstrated that while moonlighting educators do share similar experiences, there were also specific details that were unique to each individual. This study reported similarities, differences, and additions to existing literature.

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