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Excited about having the opportunity to present my dissertation research at the Virginia Education Research Association (VERA) conference in Sept. The presentation will focus on the relationship between organizational justice (OJ) and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in the public school setting and their relationships to student achievement. Organizational justice refers to teacher perceptions of fairness regarding the appropriateness of outcomes and processes. OCB is a one-dimensional construct when applied to schools, benefits to individuals and benefits to the school (DiPaola & Tschannen-Moran, 2001). Examples of OCB in schools may include volunteering to serve on a school improvement committee, providing advance notice prior to taking personal leave, and giving up planning time or staying after school hours to tutor students. Correlational analysis was used to analyze and measure the strength of the relationships between examined variables. The study found a positive and significant relationship between organizational justice and organizational citizenship behavior in Virginia public high schools. No evidence was found for a significant correlation between organizational justice and student achievement. Results of the study will be discussed in terms of their implications for future research on organizational justice and organizational citizenship behavior.