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Service

  • Serves as the coordinator for the Assistant Principal's Conference, for 7 years. This conference has been held for 18 years and usually occurs during the second week in November.
  • Served on the American Association of School Administrators Leadership Advisory Committee for three years. This year Dr. Huffman  will serve on the Leadership for Learning Awards Committee for three years.
  • Served as Program Coordinator for two years and currently serves as Associate Coordinator of the Educational Administration Program Area.

Research

Dissertation Topic

The Role of Staff Development is Site Goals Achievement: A Qualitative Analysis

Research Focus

An examination of instructional leadership and the implementation of effective change strategies as they relate to student achievement, individual professional growth, and the development of professional learning communities.

Publications

Refereed Articles (Published)

International

Huffman, J., & Jacobson, A. (2003).  "Perceptions of professional learning communities."  International Journal of Leadership In Education. 6 (3), 239-250.

National

Huffman, J. (2003). “The role of shared values and vision in creating professional learning communities.” National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin. 87 (637), 21-34.

Presentations

International

Hipp, K. A., Huffman, J. B. (2002).  Professional learning communities: Assessment, developments, and effects. Presented at the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Sydney, Australia

Hord, S., Huffman, J.B. & Kirby, P. (1999).  Necessary factors in creating communities of continuous improvement across six states.  Presented at the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, San Antonio, TX.

Consulting

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

The SACS School Improvement Accreditation Process is a five-year continuous cycle that provides the school with the tools to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, analyze the data associated with student performance, establish specific goals for student learning, and create meaningful action plans focused on improving student performance.  The five-year cycle is divided into three phases: planning, peer review, and implementation. 

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Huffman, Associate Professor of Educational Administration, graduated in 1994 with a Doctorate of Education from the University of Oklahoma. She teaches graduate courses in leadership, supervision, and curriculum at the University of North Texas. Her areas of research interest include leadership, change management, staff development, and professional learning communities. Dr. Huffman has published eleven nationally refereed articles, five book chapters, and one book. She has received eight grants and delivered twenty-one national presentations during the past three years. Dr.

Jane Huffman

Portrait of Dr. Jane Huffman

B.A., M.S., Ed.D., University of Oklahoma
Professor, Educational Administration

Department of Teacher Education and Administration

E-Mail: Jane.Huffman@unt.edu

P.O. Box 310740
Denton, Texas 76203-0740
(940) 565-2832
Fax: (940) 565-4952
TDD: (800) 735-2989

Biography

 

Jim Walther, Dr. Morrison and Mary Jane Morrison, and Mike Leathers - Lay Man of the Year 2007

Jim Walther, Dr. Morrison and Mary Jane Morrison, and Mike Leathers - Lay Man of the Year 2007

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