Endo has been widely recognized at the national level for her commitment to equity and excellence in education. For example, she is the 2018 recipient of the Arthur R. King Award for Curriculum Innovation and Promoting Equity in Education. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018 through the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the 2017 recipient of the Carl A. Grant Excellence in Research Award through the National Association for Multicultural Education, and also, received the 2017 Inaugural Don T. Nakanishi Excellence in Mentorship Award through the American Educational Research Association’s Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans Special Interest Group (SIG 94).
Moreover, Endo has been recognized for teaching excellence and innovation. For example, she was named by the National General Board of Higher Education as Hamline University’s 2015 Exemplary Teacher of the Year, which recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates "civility and concern for students and colleagues; commitment to value-centered education; and service to students, the institution, and the community." She was also recognized as Outstanding Faculty of the Year (by students) at the College of St. Mary in 2010 for her investment in causes that promoted gender and racial equity in PK-16 education.
In prior years, Endo received dozens of other awards and recognition for her service to underrepresented communities, families, and youth, as well as for excellence in mentoring learners and scholars who are from indigenous backgrounds and of color.