Belinda Henderson was nominated by her principal, Dr. Lanor Payne.
"As principal, I have had the pleasure of working with Belinda. She is a driven, organized teacher who develops inspiring relationships with her students," said Dr. Payne.
Ms. Henderson has always been driven to develop her skills as a teacher. She began her career as a student teacher, eagerly taking up extra responsibilities such as advising the Thanksgiving Family Day committee and serving on the leadership committee. She continued to demonstrate this drive through her tenure at Michelle Obama Early Childhood Academic Center, even becoming the head of the leadership committee last year. Ms. Henderson embraces any opportunity for professional development, which makes her an ideal leader.
Ms. Henderson has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially children. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. She also has excellent written and verbal communication skills with both parents and teachers. She accomplishes all these tasks with great initiative and with a positive attitude.