Kaya Henderson served as Chancellor of DC Public Schools (DCPS) from 2010 until September 2016. Under her leadership, DCPS has become the fastest-‐improving urban school district in the country.
She accomplished this through an intense focus on improving teacher quality, actively engaging parents and community members, and launching and expanding a range of innovative programs to increase academic achievements for all students.
Chancellor Henderson joined DCPS in 2007 as Deputy Chancellor. Prior to DCPS, she worked at The New Teacher Project and Teach For America. Chancellor Henderson received her M.A. in leadership and B.S. in international relations from Georgetown University.
She shares her insights and DCPS success stories on Twitter @HendersonKaya and on Facebook as Chancellor Kaya Henderson.