Kendra Smiley is a popular speaker and author, passionate about helping others “Make the Next Right Choice.”  The always-active former Illinois Mother of the Year hosts a daily radio show, Live Life Intentionally, heard on over 350 stations. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois, Kendra received a Master’s Degree in education from the University of North Dakota.



Kendra provides presentations for our Tri-County Teachers’ Institute every year. She is a joy to work with and her presentations are positive, uplifting and inspirational! She engages and motivates using humor and insight through everyday life experiences that not only encourage us in our work as educators, but also in our own interpersonal relationships.  We are excited to have her share that day with us each year and highly recommend her presentations.

–LaVonda Nichols, Kaskaskia Special Education District #801