Clayton Marsh, Ex-Officio*


Clayton Marsh became Founding Head of School in January 2016 and is leading all aspects of its development.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Marsh previously served as Deputy Dean of the College at Princeton University, where he held major responsibilities related to the development of academic programs for undergraduate students and led University-wide initiatives to promote innovation in teaching and curriculum design. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Marsh also taught in Princeton’s Department of English and its American Studies Program. He began his career as an educator at The Lawrenceville School, where he taught English and coached football and wrestling for seven years.

A graduate of Princeton with a bachelor’s degree in English with high honors, Dr. Marsh earned a master's degree in English from Stanford University, a doctorate in English and comparative literature from Columbia University, and a juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School.

Clayton and his wife, Margaret, reside in downtown Bentonville and have three children.

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