Kaya Henderson

Kaya Henderson is chief executive officer of Reconstruction, a technology company delivering a K-12 supplemental curriculum that treats Black people, culture, and contributions in an authentic, identity-affirming way. A graduate of Georgetown University and currently a member of the university’s board of trustees, Henderson served as chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools from 2010 to 2016, a tenure marked by consecutive years of enrollment growth, an increase in graduation rates, improvements in student satisfaction and teacher retention, increases in AP participation and pass rates, and the greatest growth of any urban district on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) over multiple years. Earlier in her career, Henderson served as the District of Columbia executive director for Teach for America and vice president of strategic partnerships at TNTP.