Dr. Kendra Green is a compassionate and self-driven educator that has served for over 20 years living her passion to educate students and provide teachers with the support and resources required to meet curriculum goals. She coordinates the Highway to Higher Education Academy (HHEA) dropout prevention program at West Florence High School in Florence, South Carolina. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Livingstone College and a Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina. She conducted extensive research on effective dropout prevention strategies and programs in the completion of her doctoral dissertation at Nova Southeastern University.
West Florence High School has seen an increase in the number of students on track to graduate. This accomplishment is due to a combination of established school-wide strategies and the effectiveness of the HHEA program in reaching at-risk students. Dr. Green is most passionate about bringing awareness to the adverse short and long-term effects of grade-retention on individual students and our society as a whole. Dr. Green embraces the need to build a greater sense of self-efficacy in students; therefore, she uses research-proven strategies and professional experiences to instill hope and create realistic pathways to graduation.