Cynthia Barron, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor Coordinator of EdD Urban Education Leadership Educational Policy Studies
Dr. Cynthia K. Barron is Program Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor, and Leadership Coach with UIC’s Urban Education Leadership Program. As EdD Program Coordinator, Dr. Barron works collaboratively with the Center for Urban Education Leadership to strengthen the work and impact of both the Center and the Ed.D. program.
She works in partnership with school districts, primarily Chicago Public Schools, on leader pipeline development, residency placement, principal eligibility processes, and development of supports for principal supervision and success.
Dr. Barron has more than forty years’ experience in education, with thirty-five spent in Chicago Public Schools as an Area Instruction Officer, Interim Chief Area Officer for High Schools, principal of two schools, assistant principal, counselor, teacher, and athletic coach.
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