Our Management

Ashley Haywood

Senior Director of Reporting and Humanitarian Initiatives

Ashley is the Senior Director of Reporting and Humanitarian Initiatives at Kepler. Her team leads Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work across the organization and implements targeted programming for marginalized student populations. This includes Kepler’s tertiary preparation program (Iteme), refugee college guidance counseling, and bachelor degree scholarships. Ashley also collaborates with Kepler’s grant partners and manages external reporting.

As a member of Kepler’s founding teaching team, Ashley has helped design and refine our unique pedagogical model. She has also served as an academic leadership coach and led Kepler’s campus in the Kiziba refugee camp. Ashley enjoys mentoring young educators and supporting them to grow as professionals and leaders at Kepler and beyond. She represents Kepler in the Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium, of which Kepler was a founding member, and works closely with our partners at the UNHCR and Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Education Movement.

With over 15 years of experience as an educator and advocate, Ashley is passionate about the power of education to unlock potential and break down existing social and economic inequities. Prior to Kepler, she taught and supported other educators in the United States,Central America and the Caribbean. Most recently, she taught and developed blended learning instructional models at an innovative charter school in Chicago. Ashley holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Anthropology and a Master’s in Teaching, from the University of Chicago.