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Dr. Kendra Hearn (MI '99)

Associate Dean of Undergraduate and Educator Preparation

University of Michigan School of Education
Ann Arbor, MI

At the time of the Award, Dr. Kendra Hearn was:

West Bloomfield High School
West Bloomfield, MI

Subject(s) taught: English/Language
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Dr. Kendra Hearn currently serves as a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the University of Michigan School of Education's Teach for America certification program. Previously, she was the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the West Bloomfield School District in West Bloomfield, Michigan. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan ('93) and her M.A. in education administration from the University of Detroit Mercy ('95). With the completion of her dissertation, "Artifacts of Thought: Evidence of Metacognition in Twelfth Grade Students Reflective Writing", Dr. Hearn earned her Ph.D. from Wayne State University ('05). Dr. Hearn holds National Board Certification in early adolescence English language arts ('98). In 2008, Dr. Hearn was selected as a Fulbright Scholar by the United States Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays program, and traveled to South Africa to study their educational systems. Aside from the Milken National Educator Award, Dr. Hearn has also received recognition as a nominee for Oakland County's WDIV-Newsweek Outstanding Educator Award (1999) and Education's Unsung Heroes Award (1998).

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Milestone: Dr. Kendra Hearn (MI ’99) Joins School of Education at the University of Michigan

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1993 University of Michigan, B.A.