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Tilisa Thibodeaux

Tilisa Thibodeaux, Ed.D. -


We create an authentic learning opportunity so that our students can choose ownership in creating change and leadership in their organization's significant learning environment.


Degrees Held:

  • Ed.D. Instructional Technology/Distance Education — Nova Southeastern University
  • Ed.S. Educational Leadership — Nova Southeastern University
  • M.Ed. Special Education — Florida Gulf Coast University
  • B.S. Elementary Education — Valparaiso University

Career Highlights:

  • Florida Educational Data Systems Award Recipient 2011
  • Edward R. Melton Scholarship Award Recipient 2011
    Golden Apple Teacher Award Recipient 2009
  • Teacher of Distinction Recognition 2009
  • District Instructor of the Year, Nominee 2009
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Scholarship Award Recipient 2009
  • Chamber of Commerce Teacher-of-the-Year Award Recipient 2009
  • Golden Apple Teacher, Finalist 2008
  • In which online degree program(s) do you teach?

    Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Online

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    EDLD 5302 Concepts of Educational Technology, EDLD 5303 Applying Educational Technology Portfolio, EDLD 5366 Digital Graphic Web Development, EDLD 5305 Disruptive Innovation in Education

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I started teaching because of my passion for learning. You will find me reading, researching, and writing every chance I get.

  • What's the best advice that you have ever received?

    "Set your course by the stars; not by the lights of every passing ship." -Gina Putnam

  • What's the best advice that you could give your students?

    Explore, challenge yourself, be creative, don't hide behind limitations! Turn EVERY challenge into an opportunity to grow and explore.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Grenny, Patterson, Maxfield, McMillan, and Switzler

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in education?

    Loyalty, initiative, leadership and integrity.

  • What do you think is the biggest challenge that educators face today?

    Learning to embrace change!

  • Tell us something your students may not know about you.

    I was selected as 1 of 6 Golden Apple teachers in 2009 in the state of Florida of 2,300 nominations and over 5,000 teachers of all grades.

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