Cynthia Barron

Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of UIC's EdD in Urban Education Leadership Program and Coordinator of the UIC Superintendent Endorsement Program - Educational Policy Studies


Cynthia K. Barron is program coordinator, assistant clinical professor, and leadership coach with UIC’s Urban Education Leadership Program. As EdD Program Coordinator, Barron works collaboratively with the Center for Urban Education Leadership to strengthen the work and impact of both the center and the EdD 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.

Barron has more than 40 years of experience in education, with 35 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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