Members in the News: Henderson Wins Innovator of Color Award
Members in the News: Henderson Wins Innovator of Color AwardCollege Board Communications
At this year’s ASU GSV Summit, College Board Trustee Kaya Henderson was named winnner of the Innovator of Color Award.
April Goble, executive director of KIPP Chicago Schools, presented the award and listed the many ways Henderson’s character and commitment have inspired future leaders and led to real change for students.
“She was fierce, she was bold, she was persistent—she was someone that I wanted to be like,” said Goble. As the Chancellor of DC Public Schools from 2010-2016, Henderson helped DC become “the fastest improving school system in the country,” and “her tenure was marked by consecutive years of enrollment growth, the highest graduation rates in the history of the District, 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.”
Watch a video of the award ceremony below and join us in celebrating Henderson's accomplishments.