Re-posted from FaceBook: Oct 16, 2017
Dustin Marshall for DISD
I am pleased to welcome Tiffany Huitt as the new Executive Director over the Principals in the Woodrow Wilson Feeder (and Townview). For over five years, Tiffany Huitt served as the principal of the School of Science and Engineering, at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center. I look forward to working with Tiffany to continue and expand the success of the Woodrow Wilson High School Feeder.
For those interested in learning more about Ms. Huitt, her bio is below:
Ms. Huitt began her career in the Dallas Independent School District as a science teacher at the Dallas Environmental Science Academy (DESA) in 1999. While at DESA, her students participated in numerous projects and community activities including state-wide and international research related to Global Weather Patterns and the Implications of Classroom Technology. She left the classroom to become a Lead Science Teacher/ Instructional Coach/ Instructional Supervisor. While holding the aforementioned positions, she developed science curriculum, assessments and professional development for K-12 science courses. She was also assigned to the lowest performing schools within Dallas ISD. Ms. Huitt’s work with campuses helped to improve student pass rates on state assessments. One of her campuses had the highest gains in the state of Texas on the statewide assessment.
As a result of her successes, she partnered with universities and worked as a consultant with several school districts throughout the state of Texas to improve teaching quality. She was also employed as an External CIT with the Texas Education Agency for the purpose of assisting Turn Around or Low Performing Schools. She has worked as a trainer for company's such as Sally Ride Science Academy and has served on several local, state and national committees including the TEA, Science Standards- TEKS Revisions Committee.
Ms. Huitt has presented three times at the America Achieves, Convening of World Leading Schools where she shared best practices in mathematics based on her schools performance on the OECD PISA Test for Schools. At the National Consortium of Secondary Stem Schools (NCSSS), Ms. Huitt’ s presentations included the topics, Expanding Access and Retention of Underrepresented Minorities in Academically Rigorous Schools and Accelerating AP Curriculum for freshmen and sophomore in High School. She has served as a keynote speaker for several educational programs and was also a featured expert panelist at the Education Writer’s Association (EWA) seminar- Beyond the Border, Covering US Education in A Global Context. Most recently, she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the NCSSS. Ms. Huitt currently serves as a member of the national steering committee for NSTA’s STEM Forum and Expo and a member of the Leadership Council for the Global Learning Network.
In addition to her passionate work in the STEM field and America’s status in Global education, Ms. Huitt serves on several local committees to influence educational policy impacting Dallas ISD students. She was elected by her peers to serve a two year term on the District wide Advisory Council (DAC). The DAC operates in an advisory capacity to the Superintendent and consults on the district’s educational goals, objectives, and major initiatives. During the 2016-2017 school year, Ms. Huitt served on the Principal’s Focus Group, whose work is to give feedback and recommendations for district wide initiatives such as teacher and principal salary structures related to pay for performance. She also served on Dallas ISD’s Academic Leaders Advisory Council (ALAC). The ALAC is a committee of educators in Dallas ISD working to increase student achievement and teacher effectiveness The ALAC provides input, feedback and recommends improvements to overall curriculum, instructional resources and professional development plans. Ms. Huitt is currently serving as a member of the District's Leadership Team. The work of the Leadership Team centers around Dallas ISD’s Theory of Action.
Ms. Huitt received her undergraduate degree from Paul Quinn College and her Master's Degree from University of Texas At Arlington. In addition to her work as a high school principal, she is currently serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, Dallas Campus. She is also the President for the Dallas School Administrators Association (DSAA).
In Fall of 2015, she was named a finalist for the Principal of the Year and her school received an award for the Top Effective School in Dallas ISD. In 2016, she received the President’s Award from her alma mater, Paul Quinn College.
- Dustin Marshall
District 2 Trustee on the Dallas ISD Board