Rebecca “Becky” DuFour has been named to the Board of Trustees at University of Lynchburg. A resident of Moneta, Va., DuFour is a 1982 LC graduate with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Virginia.
In the early years of her career she was a teacher, school administrator, and central office coordinator. For the last several years, she has been an educational consultant with her husband Richard, on the topic of Professional Learning Communities at Work.
DuFour is the co-author of nine books and multiple videos on the subject of professional learning communities. Her most recently released book is Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work 2nd Edition.
She has written for numerous professional journals, reviewed books for the Journal of Staff Development, and authored a quarterly column for Leadership Compass, published by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. She also consults with professional organizations, school districts, universities, and state departments of education throughout North America.
DuFour is one of fifteen members of the extended Burnette family of Rustburg, Va., who has either attended or earned degrees from University of Lynchburg. Her daughter, Hannah, is a 2009 graduate of University of Lynchburg, with a master’s degree in school counseling and currently serves as a professional school counselor in Amherst County, Va.
DuFour received the Evelyn P. Bickham Outstanding Undergraduate Alumni Award from University of Lynchburg in 2008. The award is given annually to a graduate of LC’s programs in education who has distinguished herself in the education profession. Bickham was a professor in the School of Education and Human Development at LC from 1968 to 1989.