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Meet The Team


Meghan Hendrick

Director of Operations

Meghan has a bachelor's degree in psychology and early childhood education and has worked in the field of education most of her career.  Meghan is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Childhood Protective Factors trained.  She is the mom of 3 boys.  She enjoys sports and spends much of her free time volunteering with a local little league baseball program. 


Liz Seidel 

Social Media Manager

Liz has a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Painting. After teaching college for years, she took time off to raise her two daughters. She's been with Coaching for Kids almost from the beginning and along with being a program facilitator, has developed art projects that have been incorporated into the program. Liz is a huge movie fan and loves spending her free time traveling.


Emily Bazeddi

Gloria Blackwell-Kennedy

Jeanette Smith

Program Facilitator

Emily has been a middle school history teacher for 14 years.  She has an undergraduate degree in history and a master's degree in secondary history education.  She is a mom of 4 boys, age preschool through high school.  She loves reading and listening to music. 

Program Facilitator

Gloria is retired from the Birmingham Public School System where she taught middle school P.E. for most of her career.  She has also worked with GEAR UP Birmingham as a literacy tutor in Birmingham City Schools. 

Program Facilitator

Jeanette worked in the Birmingham City School System and as a literacy tutor for GEAR UP Birmingham.  She is very active in her church and spends much of her free time with her grandchildren and volunteering in the community.


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