Andrene J. Castro is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and research faculty scholar at the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University. Castro’s research broadly explores the cultural politics of race in education policy. Her current work focuses on two educational policy areas: 1) the intersection of policies and leadership practices impacting teacher recruitment and retention with a particular focus on teachers of color; and 2) school reform policies impacting neighborhood-communities.