Education Alumna Achieves Dream With Help From ADSOE Faculty

After a career in the business world, Stella Stringer decided that her passion was to make a difference in the lives of children. The best way to do that: education, both for her and in turn, the children she will impact.

Stringer decided to attend Barry University and pursue a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. She appreciated the school's hands-on approach to learning and was impressed by the knowledgeable professors who had real life experience. The flexible cohort learning model was also extremely convenient, allowing her to earn her degree at a satellite campus in Davie, Fla. while working full time (both professionally and as a mom and wife).

"Barry University delivers a program that I am proud of because it has paved the way for me into a challenging and competitive field. Now I have the tools and discipline to demonstrate my leadership abilities and passion in education," said Stringer. "I am also a better teacher and leader which enables me to outperform colleagues because of the skills I learned."

In her current work at a South Florida middle school, Stringer implemented part of a communications plan that she developed at Barry – a plan that has seen positive results involving different stakeholders like parents, students, teachers and community members. She even tapped a large bank to serve as the school's business partner. All made possible due to her education at Barry.

"Over the last two years, I grew as an individual, a professional, and as a leader," said Stringer. "I developed throughout the program and transformed myself into a stronger and more confident person, professionally and personally."

Through the support and encouragement of her professors, Stringer has realized a dream. One that is sure to affect the children she works with for years to come.

"I will always appreciate my experience at Barry because my professors invested in grooming me and I couldn't ask for anything more," said Stringer.

To learn more about Barry's Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, visit

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