Joanne 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
Master's in Mid-Management Administrator
North Texas State University
Bachelor's in Elementary Education
University of Texas
- Urban education
- Personalized learning
- Competency-based instruction
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.
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
The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Florida Licensure Master of Education
The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.
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
Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.
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
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program instructs aspiring school administrators in current scientific research, pedagogy, and instructional technology. Students are empowered to maximize school effectiveness and improve supervision and leadership skills in diverse P-12 school settings. Students will develop the strategies required to lead for learning, including creating a school-wide vision and using data to inform decision-making. The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.
Certificate in Leadership Certificate
This program is for graduate students who wish to develop their personal and professional leadership skills. This certificate provides leadership skill development that spans all disciplines, including education, nursing and other healthcare roles, administration and business.
Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate
Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.
Certificate in Texas Educational Leadership Certificate
This program is offered in Texas only. It is for educators who wish to become an assistant principal or principal and need the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) certification. It will prepare candidates for the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) licensure exam and ensure they are ready for school leadership.
Micro-Credential in Leadership Micro-Credential
Leadership is more than managing tasks; it involves investing in individuals, pursuing effective policies and procedures to ensure an organization is successful. Enhancing personal and professional abilities and traits, this micro-credential identifies practices of exemplary leadership, asking students to engage in actions leading to change through shared vision, analyzing processes, and enabling others to reach their potential through shared modeling and advocacy. Leaders make a difference as they bring change.