Kaya Henderson



Kaya Henderson is the CEO of Reconstruction, a technology company delivering aK-12 supplemental curriculum that situates Black people, culture, and contributions in an authentic, identity-affirming way, so that students of all backgrounds benefit from a more complete understanding of our shared history and society. She is also the co-host of Pod Save the People, and leads Kaya Henderson Consulting.She is perhaps best known for serving 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, 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.She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and her Master of Arts in Leadership from Georgetown University.