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Kaya Henderson

CEO of Reconstruction & Co-Host of Pod Save the People

Kaya Henderson is the CEO of Reconstruction, a technology company delivering a K-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.

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.

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Kaya Henderson

CEO of Reconstruction & Co-Host of Pod Save the People

Kaya Henderson is the CEO of Reconstruction, a technology company delivering a K-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.

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.

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Kaya Henderson

CEO of Reconstruction & Co-Host of Pod Save the People

Kaya Henderson is the CEO of Reconstruction, a technology company delivering a K-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.

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.

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Henderson says Reconstruction was always intended to be an extracurricular program. But with the pandemic pushing so much education online, they’ve been partnering with school districts, and offering courses free to students, including on math and reading. “We felt like there were ways to take the academic standards and content and bring them alive in a blackity-black way.”

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“Kaya Henderson, 50, is co-founder and chief executive of Reconstruction US, a new company focusing on online K-12 supplemental curriculums. Henderson served as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools from 2010 to 2016.”

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Timeline

July 2020 - Present

Reconstruction US

CEO

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July 2020 - Present

June 2020 - Present

Pod Save The People

Co-Host

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June 2020 - Present

Jan 2018 - Jul 2020

Teach For All

Head of Global Learning Lab for Community Impact

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Jan 2018 - Jul 2020

Sep 2017 - Sep 2018

Georgetown University

Distinguished Scholar in Residence

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Sep 2017 - Sep 2018

Ask me

Why did you decide to start Reconstruction?
What book changed your life?
What makes your leadership style different than anyone else's?
Why are you unapologetically Black?
What makes you happiest?

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