Amy Reynolds

Post-Doctoral Research Associate


  • PhD, University of Virginia, 2020
  • MEd, University of Virginia, 2012
  • BA, Hope College, 2003

Amy Reynolds’s research focuses on building equitable access to quality educational opportunities for all students. In particular, her research has focused on how school leadership can be a lever for improving student and school outcomes, including studies of how K-12 public school districts hire principals and US state policies for principal preparation and licensure. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr. Luke Miller (PI) on IES grant funded research projects to examine Virginia districts’ responses to COVID with respect to equitable student and teacher outcomes and how teacher working conditions in Virginia impact equitable student outcomes and teacher retention. Prior to her doctoral studies, Amy spent nearly a decade as a high school science teacher and leader in Chicago Public Schools and Charlottesville City Public Schools and remains committed to public education. She received her BA from Hope College in Biology, MEd for the University of Virginia in Educational Administration and Supervision, and PhD from the University of Virginia in Educational Administration and Supervision.