Kendra is a driven individual with a passion for education and mental health advocacy. With a Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master's degree from Xavier University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, she started her career as an educator. Both education and counseling are her passions and Kendra went on to attain credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She continued to work in education as a lead counselor and Director of Counseling Services in two high schools, while also maintaining employment at A Sound Mind Counseling Service, LLC.
Through her diverse experiences, Kendra has gained invaluable knowledge and skills that have propelled her to work confidently and authentically with her clients and students. She believes in empowering individuals on their journey to self-discovery and healing. Kendra's commitment to education and mental health is evident in the decisions she made while serving as a lead/director of counseling. She was responsible for developing curriculum, ensuring equitable practices through policy development, and practicing healthy communication skills that encouraged engagement from all constituents.
Kendra's dedication to her community extends beyond her work. As a proud Hughes High School graduate and Cincinnati Public School parent, she is invested in ensuring that students across the district receive quality education that includes mental health support. Running for a board member position will allow Kendra to continue her advocacy work and contribute her skills and knowledge towards the betterment of Cincinnati's education system.