Teach for All and Former Chancellor DC Public Schools
Kaya Henderson leads the Global Learning Lab for Community Impact at Teach For All. She served as Chancellor of DC Public Schools from 2010-2016. Her tenure was marked by consecutive years of enrollment growth, an increase in graduation rates, improvements in student satisfaction and teacher retention, and the greatest growth of any urban district on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) over multiple years. Her career began as a middle school Spanish teacher in the South Bronx, through Teach For America. She went on to work as a recruiter, national admissions director, and DC Executive Director for Teach for America. Henderson then served as the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at The New Teacher Project (TNTP) until she began her tenure at DCPS as Deputy Chancellor in 2007.