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Judith B Poppell

Research Fellow

Florida Institute Of Education | Academic Affairs Division

Areas of Expertise

School leadership, school desegregation, magnet schools



1998            Ed.D., Educational Leadership. University of North Florida

1973            M.Ed, Administration & Supervision, University of Florida

1962            B.S., Education, Jacksonville University




2009 -             Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

                       Educational Leadership

2003-2009      Executive Director, Leadership Institute, Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership

                       Jacksonville, FL

2000-2003      Director of Urban Initiatives, University of North Florida

1998-2000       General Director for Academic and Special Programs,

                        Duval County Public Schools

1990-1998       Director of Pupil Assignment and Magnet Programs,

                        Duval County Public Schools

1985-1990       Director of Pupil Accounting,

                        Duval County Public Schools

1978-1985       Principal, Duval County Public Schools

                        Oceanway 7th Grade Center; Douglas Anderson 7th Grade Center

1974-1978       Assistant Principal, Duval County Public Schools

                        Terry Parker High School, Fletcher Junior High School

1962-1974       Mathematics Teacher, Fletcher Junior High School



            Duval County Teacher of the Year Finalist – 1974

            Mulkeen Outstanding Dissertation Award – 1999

            Distinguished Alumni Award, UNF - 2006

            Women in Power Award, NCJW - 2006

            Pi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity

            Green Key Honorary Leadership Society

            Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities



            Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCCD)           

            American Educational Research Association (AERA)

            Communities in Schools

            Jacksonville Women’s Network

            Leadership Jacksonville


            Elizabeth Edgar Hall

            Oceanside Rotary Club

Publications & Presentations


2005 AERA Annual Meeting – “Assessing the Effectiveness of Principal Leadership Development Using CEOs of Major Corporations”

2001 AERA Annual Meeting – “Examining Indicators to Assess the Overall Effectiveness of Magnet Schools: A Study of Magnet Schools in Jacksonville, Florida”

2000 AERA Annual Meeting – “the Elusive Quest for School Desegregation: The Story of a Historically Black High School’s Journey”

Contact Information

(904) 620-2496