FF52 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Football FUNdamentalz 52’s Education Department promotes student achievement and prepares athletes for global competitiveness, while fostering educational excellence and a lifelong enjoyment of sports through the core values of discipline, teamwork, respect, and integrity. The Education Department’s vision is to foster personal relationships with all of our student-athletes so by reaching out to meet with students throughout the school year regarding academics, behavior, social and emotional development, and providing mentoring for additional support. Remember, a student-athlete is a student first, and an athlete second.
Kendra Bledsoe has spent the past 18 years teaching mathematics, as a Curriculum Facilitator/Magnet Coordinator, and a Math Coach at the elementary and middle school levels. Currently, she is a Supervisor of Elementary Mathematics with Guilford County Schools, where she provides professional development to curriculum facilitators and teachers on best practices and the delivery of instruction in the area of mathematics. Kendra also works with a team of educators in providing professional development to teachers outside of Guilford County in the areas of mathematics and the development of classroom management skills. Kendra is also pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Kendra N. Bledsoe Director of Education
Shana Richards has been a school counselor with Guilford County Schools since 2007 after receiving a Master of Education in School Counseling from Auburn University. Having served at both the middle and high school levels, she enjoys helping students to plan for their post high school success. Shana currently serves as the Lead Counselor at Southwest Guilford High School. She is a student advocate above all else and looks forward to helping the families of Football FUNdamentalz as they plan the academic path for their student athletes.
Dedria Davis-King has spent the past 18 years teaching in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. She is a Career Technical Education teacher who teaches classes in the field of Technology Engineering and Design. She has taught on the middle school level all these years to make sure students get a great start exploring the wonderful world of TECHNOLOGY. She has served in various leadership positions, was a mentor in the BOYZ club and has been the Robotics Coach at her school for the past nine years. Dedria learned about the FF52 camp when it first started but became active with the camp in 2017 when Coach Earl Rose asked her to speak. She has been a part of the FF52 Educators ever since. She is a PROUD graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a native of Ahoskie, NC.
Sharon Jacobs is an experienced public school educator, former School Administrator, Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and passionate student advocate. Sharon is a North Carolina native who matriculated through the Durham Public School System, and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She has worked in public schools in Rockingham County and Guilford County and England. Sharon is a life-long learner, enjoys serving the community, committed to change, committed to strengthening the community, and most of all, committed to the growth and development of children.
Makisha Propst-Burns is an early childhood educator who has worked extensively with children and families for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Communication and a minor in Sociology. Makisha completed her Master of Art degree Teaching Birth through Kindergarten from Salem College while continuing to work in the community and schools in various capacities.