KENDALL HEDDING KING is a senior consultant with Public Impact, with a focus on school turnarounds and assisting districts and schools in implementing Opportunity Culture models that extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams. In her Opportunity Culture work, she helps district leaders create a career pathway for teachers, where excellent teachers can earn more money for reaching more students. In her turnaround work, she plans and provides professional development for turnaround school leaders with a focus on setting school priorities, monitoring progress, and creating development plans aligned to turnaround leader actions and competencies. Before joining Public Impact, Ms. King worked for the Chicago region of Teach For America, coaching middle school math and science teachers across the city and planning professional development sessions for new teachers. She previously was a high school math teacher and coached ninth-grade teachers as a grade-level lead. She holds a B.A. in mathematics and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s degree in teaching from National Louis University, a Teach For America partner.
Example Projects: Ms. King’s recent work includes leading Opportunity Culture design in Chicago Public Schools and the North Little Rock (Ark.) School District; she has done similar work with Indianapolis Public Schools and the Syracuse (N.Y.) City School District. Recent turnaround work includes professional development for turnaround school leaders in Syracuse, N.Y., Tennessee, and Philadelphia.