Hello there! My name is Ms. Henderson and I am the first-grade teacher. This my first year teaching and I am so excited to be here at McDowell! I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a Human Service Concentration and Psychology minor from Monmouth College in 2017. After graduating, I moved back to Chicago and decided to follow my passion for working with children and become a teacher! Earlier this year, I graduated with my Master’s in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University. I am currently pursuing my Education Specialist Degree in Advanced Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education. I enjoy singing, spending time with my family and friends, and traveling. I look forward to a wonderful year together full of learning, fun, and adventures.