Endo has been widely recognized internationally for her commitment to equity and excellence in education. Recent awards include:
2019- Excellence in Mentorship Award, Division G Social Contexts of Education, American Educational Research Association.
2018- Arthur R. King, Jr. Award for Curriculum Innovation and Promoting Equity in Education, Pacific Consortium Circle.
2018- Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2017- Carl A. Grant Excellence in Research Award, National Association for Multicultural Education.
2017- Inaugural Don T. Nakanishi Excellence in Mentorship Award, American Educational Research Association’s Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans/SIG 94.
Moreover, she 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 promote gender and racial equity in PK-16 education.
In prior years, Endo has received dozens of other awards and recognition for her service to underrepresented communities, families, and youth, as well as for excellence in mentoring and supporting educators, learners, and scholars who are indigenous and of color. She is nationally known for co-founding and creating mentoring-partnership initiatives and programs that focus on decolonizing androcentric and Western-centric models of career advancement and mentoring. Flipping the script of common mentoring models used in educational institutions in the U.S., she believes that all individuals, irrespective of rank and status, grow and learn from each other. Endo is nationally known for developing, evaluating, and supporting multi-tiered models of support for emerging, mid-career, and seasoned educators, leaders, and staff at all levels of organizations.