Susan B. Huff

Susan B. Huff

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.

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Susan B. Huff

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.

PLC at Work™

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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Presentation titles by Susan B. Huff

  • Challenging the Status Quo: Overcoming Barriers to Continuous School Improvement
  • A Pyramid of Interventions: Responding When Students Don’t Learn
  • Transforming Education Through Continuous Improvement in Teaching
  • Professional Learning Community Success Story: Westside Elementary School
  • Enhance Teaching and Learning Through Collaborative Teams
  • Mining for Meaning in Data

 

“Susan was incredible and just what our staff needed! We are really looking forward to her return this June for a more extensive PLC experience. I am looking forward to the challenges posed by continuing to forge ahead with our PLC. Thank you.”

Matthew Kravatz, principal, North Main Street Elementary School, New York

“Your presentation was excellent. I appreciate the suggestions about working smarter, not harder and collaborating with faculty to improve classroom instruction.”

Cristian Beccarelli, teacher, Jefferson Elementary School, New York

“Great woman—love Susan Huff! She is so real and made the concept very obtainable. We can do it! ”

Jen Decker, teacher, North Main Street Elementary, New York

“Susan was precise, explicit, and approached the topic with great enthusiasm. I want to continue this conversation with my grade level and hope to build the trust so that we can truly open our doors to one another! ”

Milagro Galland, teacher, Jefferson Elementary School, New York

“I appreciated the presenter's candid account of her experiences implementing the PLC model at several schools. The presenter was extremely knowledgable.”

Holly Bruni, teacher, Jefferson Elementary School, New York

“Thank you for being honest and practical, inspirational and real!”

Katie Oppelt, teacher, North Main Street Elementary, New York