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.

2019–2020 National Student Officers

Dajsha Williams


Ohio State University

Rylee Ebert

Vice President

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Daisy Boyar


Rio Rancho High School
New Mexico

2019–2020 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.

Jose Carrillo

North Garland High School

Sorrin Garcia

Camelback High School

Michel Braxton

Southeastern Louisiana University

Grace Murphy

Mount Washington Valley Career & Technical Center
New Hampshire

Lexi Von Hatten

Grand Canyon University

View the past student leaders from 2016–2017, 2017–2018, and 2018-2019.