Who We Are

Student Leaders

2016–2017 Educators Rising National Student Cabinet

Elected by their peers or appointed by PDK International Chief Executive Officer Joshua P. Starr, the Educators Rising National Student Cabinet members 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. The National Student Cabinet exemplifies the finest qualities of our national network and of the future of the teaching profession.

2016–2017 Educators Rising 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.

Cassey Hall

Educators Rising National Student President

Petal High School
Petal, Miss.


Jordyn Kuemerle

Educators Rising National Student Vice President

Perry High School
Massillon, Ohio


Tyler Jones

Educators Rising National Student Chief of Staff

Tidewater Community College
Virginia Beach, Va.


Aaron Romo

Educators Rising National Student Secretary of Innovation

Southwest High School
San Antonio, Texas


Lennon Audrain

Educators Rising Ambassador

Brophy College Preparatory
Phoenix, Ariz.


Carmen Cazares

Educators Rising Ambassador

Washington High School
Phoenix, Ariz.


Abigael Dillon

Educators Rising Ambassador

Lexington High School
Lexington, Texas


Kaylee Fillers

Educators Rising Ambassador

Harford Technical High School, Md.
Bel Air, Md.


Gabrielle Flagg

Educators Rising Ambassador

Gardner Edgerton High School
Gardner, Kan.


Jaquan Harley

Educators Rising Ambassador

Hodgson Vo-Tech High School, Del.
Newark, Del.


Patricia McCasland

Educators Rising Ambassador

Monroe Community College
Rochester, N.Y.


Jaelyn Ortiz

Educators Rising Ambassador

Concord Regional Technical Center
Concord, N.H.


Sierra Sarver

Educators Rising Ambassador

Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Va.


Clay Singleton

Educators Rising Ambassador

North Pike High School
Summit, Miss.


Cody Tsukamoto

Educators Rising Ambassador

Aiea High School
Aiea, Hawaii


Rachel Zgabay

Educators Rising Ambassador

Lexington High School
Lexington, Texas