Judith DeVries was looking for something new. She had a deep desire to make an impact, to make a change. That change began when she met a prisoner called "The Ice Man."

Judith DeVries is the faculty founder and instructor at the St. Leonard's Adult High School, which helps male and female ex-offenders earn high school diplomas. Prior to her work at St. Leonard's, DeVries spent 20 years in the corporate world. She also helped establish the first hospice in North Carolina, where she served on both state and local hospice boards.

DeVries has earned a bachelor's and master's degree through the School for New Learning at DePaul University. She is currently working on her PhD in Education with a specialization in Higher Education at Walden University.

DeVries' dissertation is on experiential learning and assessing the development of critical-thinking skills. She is using her research to measure the effectiveness of the programs at St. Leonard's and to revise and refine the curriculum.

You can change your life by changing the lives of others. And you can start today at Walden University.

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