Kaya Henderson has served as Chancellor of DC Public Schools (DCPS) since 2010. Under her leadership, DCPS has become the fastest-improving urban school district in the country. She accomplished this through an intense focus on improving teacher quality, actively engaging parents and community members, and launching and expanding a range of innovative programs to increase academic achievements for all students. Prior to DCPS, she worked at The New Teacher Project and was executive director of Teach For America. Chancellor Henderson received her M.A. in leadership and B.S. in international relations from Georgetown University.