Minnesota School Principal Delores Henderson Receives National Racial Equity Leadership Award

Dr. Delores Henderson (Photo credit: SPPS)
Dr. Delores Henderson (Photo credit: SPPS)

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Principal Dr. Delores Henderson was honored with the 2014 Charles L. Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership award from the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) at its annual summit held last week in New Orleans, La.

Henderson is the principal at Hazel Park Preparatory Academy in Saint Paul. Henderson has been a teacher or principal with SPPS for more than 40 years.

In winning the award, PEG recognized Henderson’s work both within the district and the community.

“When we all come together as a community we can change the lives of our children and the face of our school district,” Henderson said. “Because of the equity work by our superintendent, as well as the support of our BOE and you as students, families and community, we are doing equity work in order to meet the needs of all of our children.”

According to PEG Henderson has been called a “visionary, no excuses principal” who demonstrates daily her belief that all children are gifted. She is a champion for equity not only in the district but also throughout the broader community, where she collaborates with religious and other community leaders to energize constituents around critical education issues.

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Source: Insight News

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