Susan B. Huff, EdD, has retired as principal of Spanish Oaks Elementary School in Utah after 34 years in public education. Previously, she was principal of Santaquin Elementary and Westside Elementary.
Susan B. Huff, EdD, has retired as principal of Spanish Oaks Elementary School in Utah after 34 years in public education. Previously, she was principal of Santaquin Elementary for two years and of Westside Elementary for eight years. Dr. Huff was a classroom teacher for 18 years and also worked for two years at a university with preservice teachers. Dr. Huff started working with her staff to implement Professional Learning Communities at Work™ concepts at Westside Elementary, a Title I school in Nebo School District. Westside transformed from the lowest-performing school in the district to a school where students perform well on standardized and criterion-referenced tests. Dr. Huff continues her work as a consultant helping schools with improvement efforts. Dr. Huff was honored with the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award from Brigham Young University for her service to the field of education. In 2002, she received the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals Rookie of the Year Award and in 2004, the Utah Elementary Reading Principal of the Year Award from the Utah Council of the International Reading Association. In 2006, Dr. Huff was named Utah's National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. She earned a doctor of education degree from Brigham Young University.
Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad, and Tim Brown, the champions of PLC at Work™, are among the foremost authorities on applying PLC principles in the real world of schools. They consult with state departments, professional organizations, and school districts worldwide on strategies for improving schools.
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