Kendra Heinricher joined Excel’s staff in 2005 and currently serves as Excel AcademyEast Boston’s eighth grade math teacher as well as Excel’s Network Math Department Head. She, along with her fellow eighth grade teachers, was a 2014 recipient of the BES Gold Standard in Teaching award, given in recognition of tremendous performance in pushing high levels of student achievement. For the last six years, Excel AcademyEast Boston eighth graders have ranked in the top five of all 460 Massachusetts public schools in math. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University and a Master of Education in Mathematics Education from Boston University.