Kendra is a native Memphian and proud product of Memphis City Schools from grades K-12. Kendra went on to Spelman College to receive her Bachelors in Psychology and Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law.Kendra knows firsthand the importance of parental and community involvement, and how it impacts the success of students, teachers, and the education system as a whole.
Kendra worked as a substitute teacher for Shelby County Schools starting back in September 2016. Kendra was raised by a community of educators; her mother and three of seven aunts were child care instructors, and another two aunts went on to receive Masters in Education, working as teachers for Shelby County Schools here Memphis, Tennessee. Dozens of her close friends and colleagues are educators or work with school systems in some capacity. Throughout her law school career Kendra grew an admiration for public policy and community engagement. Kendra loves being a foot soldier on the ground personally helping individuals in our community on a one-on-one basis, but also appreciates the mass impact quality public policy can have on an entire neighborhood, community, and nation.