(Left to right: Samantha Nussbaum, Jane Core Yatzeck, Jamon H. Flowers, and Daria Lorio-Barsten)
Editor-in-Chief: Jamon H. Flowers
Jamon is a third-year doctoral student in the Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership Program for K-12 Administration at the William & Mary. He is a graduate assistant in the School University Research Network (SURN), which provides professional development to administrators and teachers across the state of Virginia. He has earned degrees and certifications from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of Minnesota. Prior to the doctoral program, Mr. Flowers served as a principal, assistant principal, instructional coach, and teacher. Additionally, he has presented at multiple conferences and participated in several professional institutes focused on advocacy, leading, teaching and learning. His research interests include leadership, principalship, professional identity and rural education. Outside of academia, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and reading.
Managing Editor:Jane Core Yatzeck
Production Editor: Daria Lorio-Barsten
Daria is a part-time third-year doctoral student in the Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership Program for K-12 Administration at the William & Mary and a project specialist in the Training & Technical Assistance Center within the School of Education. She has 9 years of experience in the public school setting with experiences as a special education teacher, general education teacher, assessment and compliance coordinators, and an instructional specialist in special education. Daria has earned her B.A. in Psychology and Education from Millsaps College in Mississippi and M.Ed. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership from the College of William and Mary. She completed her post-master's certification in applied behavior analysis (ABA) through the Virginia Applied Behavior Analysis Consortium at ODU and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as well as a licensed behavior analyst (LBA). Daria's areas of interest include inclusive practices for students with disabilities, behavior management, data-driven decision making, educational equity, and creativity.
Associate Editor: Samantha Nussbaum
Samantha is a second-year master’s student in the Education Policy, Planning, and Leadership Higher Education Administration program and also earned her B.A. in History and Classical Studies from William and Mary in 2018. She currently calls northern Virginia home but living in Williamsburg for the past five years has certainly made this town feel like home. Sam joined the Wren’s Nest in the fall of 2018 as an editorial assistant where she enjoyed sharing stories from various people in the School of Education community. She is currently a graduate assistant at the Cohen Career Center as the liaison to education careers where she enjoys meeting with students to help them along their career journey. This summer, she will be interning at Northeastern University as the Assistant Student Life Manager for their Pre-College programs in Boston helping to plan evening and weekend excursions for students. Additionally, she will be spending part of the summer interning at the Office of First Year Experience to assist with Fall Orientation. After graduation, Sam hopes to find a job in admissions or career services somewhere in the northeast in search of colder weather. Sam is excited to be a part of the WMER team and is looking forward to another great year at the School of Education.
To our Editorial Board:
Thank you for your commitments and sacrifices. At professional conferences, Editors of other journals often ask us, “What do reviewers get in return for their participation?” Though you do not receive compensation, nor currently receive course credit for your work with the journal, our goal is that you continue to benefit from this unique learning opportunity within our ever growing community of scholars long after you graduate. Authors of the journal would not receive the supportive and critical feedback they do without the hours you spend offering them specific, encouraging, and, sometimes challenging, suggestions. We are lucky to have you as a part of The William & Mary Educational Review.
Jim Barber and Jamel K. Donnor