Jo Hughes, Ph.D.
Department of Leadership and Administration
Dr. Jo Anne Hughes currently serves as principal of Cabell Elementary School in Dallas ISD, located in Dallas, Texas. Under her leadership, the school has developed an innovative model of personalized learning including competency-based education and individualized learning pathways. With increased emphasis on technology support, social emotional learning and project-based learning, the school is aiming to improve educational outcomes with a focus that is learner-centered and learner-directed.
Through her extensive career in education and work at a campus with 95% of students receiving free and reduced lunch, Dr. Hughes provides important insights about what is working in real-world classrooms.
Doctorate in Public Affairs
University of Texas at Dallas
Bachelor's in Elementary Education
University of Texas
Master's in Public School Administration
University of North Texas
- Urban education
- Personalized learning
- Competency-based instruction
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education
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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education
This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement
Texas M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate
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Certificate in Texas Educational Leadership Certificate