Stetson University

Fran Duvall

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education


Fran Duvall, Ph.D., comes to Stetson University with a wide variety of educational experiences. Her 37 year career with Seminole County Public Schools spans the roles of teacher, resource teacher, assistant principal and school principal. She led the staffs of four elementary schools, three of which were Title 1 schools. Together they improved the ranking of the Title 1 schools from a D to an A, and C to an A, maintaining the A rating for 10 years. Duvall had the honor of opening Wicklow Elementary in Sanford, Fla., working with the architects during the building of the school, hiring the staff and collaborating with the community and staff to establish the school's traditions. Additionally, she has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level education courses at the University of Central Florida since 2000. Being a lifelong learner, Duvall is currently completing the legal studies curriculum at Seminole State College and will graduate as a paralegal. She serves on two Volusia County Commission advisory boards: the Children and Family Advisory Board and the Personnel Advisory Board.


  • Ed.D., educational leadership, University of Central Florida
  • M.Ed., administration/supervision, Rollins College
  • B.S., elementary education, Florida Southern College
  • A.A., elementary education, Virginia Intermont College

Course Topics

  • Improving Reading and Writing Skills in the Middle/Secondary Schools
  • Educational Psychology
  • Supervision of Interns
  • Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Improving student achievement in low-performing schools
  • Collaboration between teachers and administrators


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