This program is designed to provide support to pregnant and parenting teens in Catawba County. The Smart Moms & Dads Coordinator leads this initiative across the county, including Hickory High School and Hickory Career and Arts Magnet School (HCAM). Council staff implements the evidence-based curriculum, "Parents as Teachers" and "Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!" through this program.
Kendall received her Bachelors in Community Health and her Masters in Public Health from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where she was a member of the soccer team. Kendall is married and has an adorable little boy named Theodore. With her husband, Paul, she loves to be outdoors, go hiking and attending concerts. Kendall's favorite part of being the Smart Mom's and Dad's Coordinator is building relationships with her participants and providing encouragement through various avenues along the parenting journey.