Julie Hasson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
“School leaders set the conditions in which learning takes place in schools. Leaders build the capacity of teachers and staff so that they can positively impact students. Leading schools with a clear vision and purpose is the key to creating equal opportunities for all students. Therefore, leaders must constantly attend to the energy they bring to their schools and their roles. School leadership is challenging and important work.”
Dr. Julie Hasson hails from a family of educators; her mother and grandmother were teachers. She followed them into the profession and taught for 14 years in two Florida districts until a former principal encouraged her to go into administration. Julie was a school administrator for ten years, she held principal and assistant principal positions in Hillsborough County. Julie completed her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of South Florida in 2011, with a qualitative dissertation illuminating the transition from teacher to administrator. Julie has presented her research at state and national conferences. She has served as a trained mentor for new administrators and is also a member of local and national PLCs focused on principal preparation programs (funded by a grant from the Wallace Foundations). Julie is passionate about inspiring and motivating school leaders so that they can develop the mental and emotional agility to sustain in the role and positively impact both students and teachers.
University of South Florida. Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Doctor of Education, December 2011. Concentration in Educational Leadership.
Rollins College. Department of Elementary Education. Master of Arts in Teaching, December 1997.
Florida Southern College. Psychology. Bachelor of Science, May 1990.