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Ashley Kincaid

Ashley Kincaid is the director of Pi Lambda Theta, a collegiate honor society for students pursuing degrees in education and a member of the PDK International family of associations. During her five year tenure at PDK, Ashley has served as membership and marketing director, working to increase engagement and enhance member programs and services. During this time, she helped facilitate the acquisition of Pi Lambda Theta by PDK International. Most recently, she has been leading the strategic planning process for the organization.

Prior to this position, Ashley was the public relations manager for a regional Girl Scout council that served 15 counties in south-central Indiana. She also worked as a business consultant helping government agencies and non-profits, including the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the American Red Cross of Central Texas, and the Austin Police Department, identify organizational challenges and develop actionable solutions. She has a passion for leadership development and has directed leadership trainings in traditional office environments, as well as non-traditional settings, including working for several years on a high-ropes challenge course.

Ashley earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication studies with a focus in organizational communication and leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Texas at Austin, respectively. She is an active member in the education association community and can often be found exploring the D.C. food scene on the weekends with her husband, Doug.


Joshua P. Starr, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer

Dan Brown, Executive Director, Future Educators Association

Ashley Kincaid, Executive Director, Pi Lambda Theta

Joan Richardson, Kappan Editor


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