Ashley McDonald Kincaid, M.A.

Educators Rising


Ashley Kincaid is Co-Director of Educators Rising. Having worked in the education sector for the past seven years, she is an advocate for investing in thoughtful teacher recruitment and preparation.

Prior to this, Ashley worked as communications director for a Girl Scouts of the USA regional council in the Midwest. She also served as an executive management consultant in Austin, Texas, helping government agencies and non-profits identify organizational challenges and develop actionable solutions. She has a passion for leadership development and has directed leadership trainings for clients in the corporate and non-profit sectors.

Ashley holds an M.A. in organizational communication with a focus in leadership from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in organizational communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About PDK International

Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career.

We honor educators as professionals who learn daily from their work and want to share their knowledge with others to transform the lives of their students and their own specialized work.

As a social sector organization, we elevate the discourse around teaching and learning with the goal of transforming the student experience to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.