Cynthia Townsend
ctownsend@ben.edu
Phone: 773-443-6090,  773-969-8802 (home)
Degree Level/Concentration: MA Educational Leadership and BA Elementary Education - Northeastern Illinois University, AA Accounting – Harold Washington College


Professional Background
Cynthia Townsend is a multifaceted educator with ten years experience in academia. She is experienced in improving and expanding students’ academic skills while broadening their perspective of the world. Ms. Townsend has been awarded several grants which allowed her to travel abroad to study educational systems of other nations. She has been able to incorporate the information she gleaned, during her travels; to offer students a global perspective of learning. Students describe Ms. Townsend as an inspirational and knowledgeable instructor who has the ability to challenge students to broaden their way of thinking. She is innovative in her teaching methods and seeks to make the material she delivers both meaningful and practical.


Ms. Townsend’s academic proficiencies include classroom instruction, curriculum development and workshop presentation. She has conducted a plethora of presentations to a variety of audiences both nationally and internationally. Ms. Townsend is an avid proponent of education who has also served as a tutor and mentor.


Cynthia Townsend holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. In addition, she holds a State Type 75 Administration certificate.