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Cynthia Woody

Cynthia Woody

Principal Program Coordinator; Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


Dr. Woody is the Principal Program Coordinator and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at The University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include new principal support, effective online learning, leadership preparation, school leadership policy, school safety, the role of educational technology in schools, stakeholder involvement in the continuous improvement process, the principal as an instructional leader, and the connection between school performance and school facility design. Prior to joining UT Arlington, Dr. Woody served as an elementary, middle school, and high school teacher; principal of Title 1 elementary and middle schools; and a central office leader at multiple Texas school districts. She is a prolific contributor to the field of public education and has been presenting at local, regional, state, national, and international conferences for three decades.