Dr. Kendrah Underwood (Dr. K) joins Kairos from IDEA Public Schools in Tampa, FL where she served as founding Principal of Victory College Prep. Under Kendrah’s leadership, IDEA Victory College Prep enjoyed strong test scores, student retention, daily attendance rates, and family satisfaction ratings. Her previous experience includes Campus Director at Southeast International Baccalaureate School and Assistant Principal at Success Academy. As an educator, Kendrah is driven by the individual success and growth of every student; as a leader her success is deeply rooted in the successes of others.
Originally from Atlanta, Kendrah was raised by her mom who was a teacher for 40 years. She is married to her best friend, Dr. Terrance Underwood, and has a 13 year old son. Kendra earned a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Agnes Scott College, an MBA from American InterContinental University, and a Doctor of Education from Grand Canyon University.
At Kairos, we believe now is the opportune moment to rethink public education. That's why we replace lectures with engaging projects and dictatorial "behavior managers" with 1-1 executive functioning coaches who help students learn how to manage their own schedule and work habits. Kairos students practice navigating real-world choices (such as when, where, how, and with whom to work) within a safe, supportive school environment. Kairos develops students not just into freethinkers, ready to thrive in a modern economy, but self-governing citizens, ready to lead both themselves and their communities.