Dr. Jennifer K. Clayton serves as an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership with The George Washington University. Dr. Clayton earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University, Master’s of Education in Educational Administration at Rutgers University, and Bachelor of Arts at James Madison University. Her primary research interest in is the leadership development trajectory including leadership identification, development, preparation, and early career assistant principals. Dr. Clayton also has served on a variety of boards, including the AERA SIG Executive committee and prior service to SIGs within AERA and CREATE (Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness. She is a key member of the Hampton Roads regional Leading and Teaching for Equity conferences where she also leads the Leadership for Equity Institute.