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.

Research Agenda

Dr. Huffman has been researching since 1997 the development of professional learning communities.  She and six person research team continue to study schools in Texas, Wisconsin, and Louisiana.  In 2003 a book, entitled "Reculturing Schools as Professional Learning Communities" was published by Scarecrow Press.