Tihesha Henderson
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Tihesha Henderson

Innovation School Fellow: 2018

Tihesha Henderson will use the Innovation School Fellowship to redesign the school model of Arlington Woods School 99 to further address the pervasive trauma-related and social-emotional needs of its student body.

Her model will center on core social-emotional competencies and better integrate social-emotional support for students into her school day. Henderson will also expand the school’s strong partnership with nearby Eastern Star Church. Henderson earned her Principal’s License and M.A. in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and her B.A. in Elementary Education from Indiana State University.

An Indianapolis native and IPS alumna, Tihesha Henderson is the Principal of Arlington Woods Elementary School 99 and has served in multiple principal capacities during her 18-year career with IPS. As Principal of School 99 since 2012, Henderson has overseen the implementation of the Project: RESTORE school turnaround model and designed her school’s framework for Social Emotional Learning as a member of the Autonomy Pilot Cohort in 2016. Previously, she served as principal of IPS’ Joyce Kilmer Academy School 69 and Charles W. Fairbanks School 105.