J. Clayton Riley
J. Clayton Riley is a graduate student in the Educational Policy and Planning program at The University of Texas at Austin where he is studying to become a policy analyst and advisor. In addition to being a student, Clayton works as the Legislative Director for Representative Borris L. Miles in the Texas House of Representatives.
Before moving to Austin, J. Clayton Riley taught 7th and 8th grade math in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex from 2010 to 2013. After losing his first teaching job in 2011 due to the Texas legislature's $5.4 billion cuts to public education, education policy continued to influence the next two years of Clayton's career as he witnessed the damaging effects of testing on student achievement and teacher creativity.
J. Clayton Riley remains certified to teach secondary math in Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University in 2009.