Keric Ashley was an elementary and middle school teacher for eight years and a school site administrator for another seven. During these 15 years, he worked at all three levels: elementary, middle, and high school.
Ashley continued his career working for the California Department of Education (CDE). In his 18 years at CDE, he has conducted compliance reviews, coordinated the K–3 Class Size Reduction Program and, most recently, serves as the Director of the Educational Data Management Division. His staff is responsible for some of the major data collections for the CDE, including the state's system to collect statewide student and teacher data through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and to make that data available to the education community and the general public.