About Dr. Barton


Co-Founder & Executive Director of Chance to Soar

Having served as a school principal for 17 years and an educator for 25 years, Dr. Barton loves helping children find the right opportunities by teaching them to be brave enough to take chances. As co-founder of Chance to Soar, she leads teachers and school administrators in program development and provides curriculum support for educators. She loves coaching both educators and parents, helping provide them the proper tools to inspire the most important people in their lives — children. Dr. Barton enjoys speaking to groups, sharing her experiences and helping empower others.


1 of 12 Finalists for National Distinguished Principal of the Year – 2008

Nominated for Texas Library Association Principal of the Year – 2008

Won Sally Mae Award for First Year Teacher of the Year - 1993


Doctorate of Education Administration, Baylor University - 2004

Master of Education, Texas Christian University - 1997

Post Baccalaureate, Angelo State University – 1992

Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University - 1989

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