Dr. Kendrah Mathews Underwood, Ed.D.
Founding Principal and D&I Advocate
Dr. Kendrah Underwood is a founding principal in Tampa Bay and has been an educator serving inner-city communities in Atlanta, Chicago, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and now Tampa. She has k-12 experience, in elementary, middle, and high school. She also served as an adjunct professor for 4 years.
She served as an assistant principal, grade team leader, content leader, and as a new teacher mentor. As a 12th grade advisor, she helped all of her advisees get accepted into college and two of advisees became the school’s valedictorian and salutatorian. She started a community outreach program, entitled, “Bridging the Divide” with the Chicago Police Department, she created various viral videos that display her passion for learning and engagement.
Dr. Underwood’s definition of success is the positive impact you can have on the lives of others. She firmly believes that a good teacher will leave you educated but a great teacher will leave you curious. My vision for school leadership is, “Equity and Excellence in Education for Every child, Every day!”
Videos and articles
Learning to Win
Right This Minute
Kids in Need – Good Day Atlanta Segment
What would you do for the Grade – viral video
Bodak Yellow Video – Forensic Science Edition
Professional Development at Noble