A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Kendra Calvert has lived in the Bay Area for nearly two decades. She and her husband Andy decided to make Burlingame their home in 2010 after Andy got a job as an RN at Stanford Children’s Hospital.
The first-time BCE volunteer joins the Board of Directors with a unique background and perspective. She began her professional career as an English/Spanish/ESL middle school teacher in Southern California and transitioned to marketing, communications and business development in higher education as well as in private equity, sports and entertainment, healthcare, financial services and real estate.
Having worked in the field of education for 20 years, Kendra has a deep understanding of the current issues that schools face. “In California, state and property taxes alone are not enough to fund the critical services that make up a well-rounded education for our kids,” she said. “I joined the Board to help educate our community about the importance of BCE and the gap that exists between a good education and a great one. “
The busy mom of Evan, a 5th grader at Washington Elementary, spends her days working in marketing at Minerva University, a global university. On her days off, she enjoys trips to the ocean, reading, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and visiting some of the best that the Bay Area has to offer like Filoli Gardens, Golden Gate Park, and art museums.
To decompress, the Indiana University alum can be found doing laps at the Burlingame Aquatic Center. In addition to being a lifeguard and teaching swim lessons in high school and college, she was also once part of a synchronized swim team!
Be sure to say hello to Kendra when you see her around town or on Zoom!