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Dr. William Henderson, Jr. (MA '98)


At the time of the Award, Dr. William Henderson, Jr. was:

Patrick O'Hearn Elementary School
Boston, MA

Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Biographical Information

As the visually impaired principal and co-founder of Patrick O'Hearn Elementary School in Boston, William Henderson works to overcome the many barriers to equal opportunity that disabled children encounter in, and beyond, the educational system. At this nationally-recognized school, attended by students with a wide array of ethnic, linguistic, mental, physical and socio-economic concerns, Dr. Henderson encourages teachers to use accelerated learning techniques and multi-sensory approaches to help all students meet primary literacy standards. He involves parents in all major decisions, promotes parent training and heads a strong family outreach program. His many publications, frequent presentations and numerous distinguished service awards testify to Dr. Henderson's effective educational practices.

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1972 Yale University, B.A.