Professional Appointment

At P. K. Yonge, the three areas included in the instructional position are instruction, research, and service. These elements align with the University of Florida promotion process.


Instruction includes all aspects of teachers’ daily work with students in the classroom.


Research includes analysis of student assessments, development of assessments, adjustment of curriculum in response to analysis, maintenance of data that provides information about student progress, etc. In addition, research includes Teacher Inquiry and specific school or university research projects.


Service includes committee work within the school, college, or university, sponsorship of a club for students, tutoring, as well as work with professional or service organizations in the larger University of Florida or Gainesville community.