Diane Yendol-Hoppey has been a longtime supporter of NAPDS and an advocate of PDSs. In fact, she has been a part of, contributed to, and/or served in leadership capacity of several award-winning exemplary Professional Development Schools in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Florida. She is also well known for her co-authored book with Nancy Dana, The Reflective Educator’s Guide to Classroom Research: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn through Practitioner Inquiry. For the last six years, she has served as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida.
Dean Yendol-Hoppey is stepping down as dean and returning to faculty so that she can get back into researching and doing what she loves – teacher learning across the career span. Diane has had such a lasting impact on so many individuals in PDSs. To honor, Diane’s impact, her family has established a new scholarship fund at UNF in her honor, the Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey’s Endowed Fellowship.
Diane has always advocated for teachers to continue their education and become lifelong learners. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to honor Diane’s passion for graduate education by creating a fund through the UNF foundation which provides resources and support to educators interested in pursuing a graduate degree at UNF. Further, this scholarship shows our gratitude for Diane’s good work and the growth we’ve all witnessed during her tenure at UNF
If you’d like to honor Diane Yendol-Hoppey’s impact, please consider joining her family and friends by making a gift to this fund. Your generosity would mean a great deal not only to Diane but to those who stand to benefit from it.