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The student-run online newspaper for Starr's Mill High School

The Prowler

The student-run online newspaper for Starr's Mill High School

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Kendra Woods
Caroline Drez
The Panther family welcomes Kendra Woods to Starr’s Mill for her 27th year year of teaching. Woods is a learning specialist teaching collaboratively in algebra.


  • Earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Illinois State University
  • Attended Michigan State University where she completed half of her master’s degree
  • Finished her master’s degree in K-12 educational administration at Gardner Webb University


  • Learning specialist in the math department


  • 27 years in education
  • Has worked with students in 5th grade through high school 
  • Has taught in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, and Georgia

Starr’s Mill welcomes learning specialist Kendra Woods to the Panther family. Woods will continue working in the special education department after moving from Rising Starr Middle School to Starr’s Mill. This is her 27th year in education.

“Learning is lifelong,” Woods said.

Woods has worked with exceptional children throughout her teaching career.  She is originally from Illinois. This year she will collaborative teach algebra classes.

Woods’ philosophy and approach to the job are prominent in the way she teaches her students and the care she gives them. She is willing to help and believes it is never too late to learn. Some of her motivations through the years have been her children as well as the success of her past students. 

“There is never a dumb question to ask, except for the one you didn’t ask,” Woods said. 

Woods enjoys skiing, reading, and watching her kids do their after-school activities. An interesting fact about Woods is that everybody in her immediate family was born in a different state.

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