Erin Ashcraft

Erin Ashcraft ( is assistant director, Division of Educator Recruitment and Development, Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness at the Kentucky Department of Education. She is a graduate of the Learning Forward Academy Class of 2020.

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Academy project strengthens teacher pipeline programs

By Erin Ashcraft | December 1, 2020

Ensuring all students have access to effective educators is a critical part of equity. But teacher shortages and attrition are an ongoing problem, especially in the highest-needs, lowest-resourced schools. Through the Learning Forward Academy, I have spent 2½ years examining the issues of teacher recruitment and retention to understand how the Kentucky Department of Education, […]