IL-PART members Maureen Kincaid, Kathleen King and Kathy Black were accepted to present at the 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. The paper, “Advocacy in Principal Preparation: Internship and Partnership Innovation” submitted for consideration for the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting was accepted. AERA received more than 13,000 submissions this year. The AERA meeting offers a number of session formats to feature high quality research and scholarly work. The paper has been placed in a Roundtable Session session titled, “Perceptions Of Principal Preparation Programs, Practices and Contexts”.