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Audience in Lecture






Executive Vice President


Teach For America


Dr. Nathalie Henderson is the Executive Vice President, corps member and alumni leadership development for Teach For America (TFA) where she leads the full scope of the programmatic work for corps members from pre-service through alumni hood across the United States. Prior to joining Teach For America’s national team, she was the chief of schools in Indianapolis Public Schools and also served as area superintendent of the Central Learning Community in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia and instructional leadership director for the Oklahoma City Public Schools. Nathalie began her career as a 2003 TFA St. Louis corps member teaching special education and served as an assistant principal, principal intern, principal on special assignment and principal during her 12 year tenure with the St. Louis Public Schools.

Nathalie earned a doctorate of philosophy degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, an educational specialist’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a master's degree in special education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in history from Spelman College. She is also a graduate of The School Superintendent’s Association / Howard University’s Urban Superintendents Academy and Teach For America’s School Systems Leaders Fellowship.

Nathalie has also been recognized for her transformative work in K-12 education and is the recipient of the St. Louis Public Schools Pettus Principal of Excellence Award, The St. Louis American Excellence in Education Award and the National Women’s Empowerment Network Educational Leadership Award. She’s an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis board of directors, and Teachers’ Treasures Indy board of directors.

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