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DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson to Receive Honorary Degree at Georgetown University

April 17, 2012

WHO: Kaya Henderson (F’92, EML’07), Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools

Honorary Degree Ceremony in Honor of Kaya Henderson

Kaya Henderson will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Georgetown University in recognition of her integrity, passion for justice, and determination to ensure a high quality education and an environment of success for students, teachers, and families.

Kaya Henderson earned her bachelor's degree in international relations from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service in 1992, and her Executive Master's in Leadership in 2007 from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

She came to District of Columbia Public Schools as Deputy Chancellor in 2007, leading the district's human capital efforts and serving as chief negotiator for the groundbreaking 2010 contract between DCPS and the Washington Teachers' Union. In June of 2011, the DC City Council named Kaya Henderson as DCPS Chancellor.

The ceremony will be webcast live at

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Gaston Hall - 3rd floor of Healy Hall
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
SPONSORS: Georgetown University
COVERAGE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Maggie Moore at 202-687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials on campus. Live webcast of event will be available at
Maggie Moore


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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