Jocelyn Smith Gray recently received her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Fayetteville State University. She received a Masters of Art in Education specializing in Early Childhood Education from Ashford and a Bachelors in Birth through Kindergarten Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Jocelyn Smith Gray obtained my teaching license through the School of Education at UNCP in Birth through Kindergarten Education. In addition, She has spent nearly ten years teaching undergraduate students in the field of Birth through Kindergarten teaching and non-teaching majors. Jocelyn Smith Gray has also taught early education courses to pre-education majors. Her research topics include: social justice in teacher education, diversity, culturally responsive pedagogy and transformative leadership.