Clinical Assistant Professor; Coordinator of the Teach for America-Detroit Teacher Education Program
Prior to coming to the School of Education, Kendra Hearn was the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the West Bloomfield School District in West Bloomfield, Michigan (2006-2010). Prior to this role, Hearn served the West Bloomfield School District as its curriculum director (2005-2006); Lincoln Consolidated School District in Ypsilanti as its curriculum director (2003-2005); as a professional development consultant for the Macomb Intermediate School District (2001-2003); and a high school English Language Arts teacher at West Bloomfield High School (1996-2001) and Detroit Public Schools (1993-1996).
She earned her BA in English from the University of Michigan ('93) and her MA 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," Hearn earned her PhD from Wayne State University ('05) where she was also an adjunct faculty member. Hearn holds National Board Certification in early adolescence English language arts ('98). In 2008, she was selected as a Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays program, and traveled to South Africa to study their educational systems. She is the recipient of one of education’s most coveted awards, the Milken National Educator Award, and has also received recognition as a nominee for Oakland County's WDIV-Newsweek Outstanding Educator Award (1999) and Education's Unsung Heroes Award (1998).
Hearn teaches courses in the following program(s): Urban Pedagogy (for Teach For America Detroit corps members); Teach for America Certification Program .
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