Who We Are

Student Leaders

Elected by their peers or appointed by PDK International Chief Executive Officer Joshua P. Starr, the national student leaders are external ambassadors and internal thought leaders. They engage in critical education conversations at the national level to provide a student perspective; serve as Educators Rising representatives at local, state, and national functions; and ensure that Educators Rising students have a voice in program development. These rising educators exemplify the finest qualities of our national network and of the future of the teaching profession.

2018–2019 National Student Officers

Elizabeth Soriano-Salgado

Educators Rising National President

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Shamira Peters

Educators Rising National Student Vice President

University of North Texas

2018–2019 National Student Cabinet

River Braden

Educators Rising National Student Chief of Staff

Whitley County High School

Dylan Schneider

Educators Rising National Secretary

Emporia State University

2018–2019 Ambassador Program

Educators Rising believes in the importance of student voice, and the Educators Rising Ambassador Program is another opportunity for star students to amplify their voices in critical national conversations about teaching and learning. Ambassadors contribute their opinions and experiences on social media and are leaders among their peers.

Adriana Carranza

Educators Rising Ambassador

San Luis High School

Ariel Paige Fellenstein-Burns

Educators Rising Ambassador

Perry Local

Bianca Caryn Reagan

Educators Rising Ambassador

Tolles Technical Center

Caitlin Deerin

Educators Rising Ambassador

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire

Daisy Boyar

Educators Rising Ambassador

Rio Rancho High School
New Mexico

Dajsha Williams

Educators Rising Ambassador

Eastland Fairfield Career and Technical School

Emily Lorenzen

Educators Rising Ambassador

Burke High School

Haile Nicole Bounds

Educators Rising Ambassador

Paragould High School

Lillie Klepper

Educators Rising Ambassador

EHOVE Career Center

Andrew Lind

Educators Rising Ambassador

Kansas State University

View the past student leaders from 2016–2017 and 2017–2018.