Dr. Pendleton brings a wealth of knowledge from her tenure at Northwood High School where she worked intensively to increase career and technical opportunities for students while also partnering with teachers to increase training aligned to recent changes in state standards.
Her resume includes noteworthy accolades such as reducing academic failures at campuses she has served by up to 69 percent and increasing graduation rates by up to 10 percent in a single year. After 13 years of experience as a classroom science teacher, she began her first administrative role in 2009 at Huntington High School and moved to Northwood in 2012.
In addition to her work in Caddo, Dr. Pendleton is respected across the region for her role with various groups including serving as the lead school team evaluator as part of the AdvancED accreditation team, the leading accreditation agency for K-12 and university schools and systems. Among Dr. Pendleton’s top goals for Southwood, she cited means of continuing to build the school’s biotech magnet program, intertwine career and technical industry-based certifications with courses offered at the campus and improving brand awareness and recognition of the school.