Global Village Academies

GVCCN Announces New Executive Director

This was a long process with many qualified candidates but the search committee, Global Village Academy principals, and the GVCCN Board felt that Michael, with his unique background and qualifications, is best suited for this position.
Michael's leadership aligns the Global Village family more closely with the evolving missions of our students in the multi-national community of which we are all part of. In addition, Michael's strong leadership positions our Global Village community to continue to deliver top performance to our students, parents, faculty, support staff, and other stakeholders.
Please welcome Michael to our Global Village family.

Kenneth H. Ramos
Your President of the GVCCN Board of Directors.
About Michael Henderson
Michael has been a public educator for 23 years in Arizona.  Most recently, Michael served as the Vice President of Elementary Education for Friendly House, Academia del Pueblo Charter School.  In his previous roles, Michael has served as the Director of Initiatives for the Rodel Foundation, Director of Federal Programs & Instructional Technology, principal of Galveston and Jacobson Elementary Schools, Dean of Students, and middle school English teacher all for Chandler Unified School District. Midway through his career, Michael worked for Intel Corporation in their Human Resources division. He holds degrees from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University.
Michael carries a strong belief that children must be offered authentic learning opportunities throughout the day in order to access and connect to curriculum with greater meaning and that teaching and learning is a reciprocal and responsive process between the student and teacher.  Michael is passionate about supporting and developing school leaders and aspiring leaders as research shows that effective school leadership makes a significant impact on student learning. 
In 2013, he was recognized as the Cesar E. Chavez Administrator of the Year and named a Rodel Exemplary Principal. Michael served on the Si Se Puede Foundation Board of Directors from 2010-2017, an organization that encourages its Latino student participants to be stakeholders in their community.  Michael is a proud graduate of Valley Leadership Class 37.
Outside of education, he enjoys spending time with his two adult sons. He is an avid runner, learner, traveler, and advocate for children.
From Michael Henderson
Dear GVA Families, Staff and Stakeholders, 
I am thrilled to join Global Village Charter Collaborative as your Executive Director.  While I am new to Colorado, I have family and friends here who will help me get settled in and acclimated in no time.  I am excited for my first Colorado winter!
I want all Global Village employees, parents, students, and stakeholders to know that I bring a collaborative leadership style to this important role.  Your voice is important to me so there will be opportunities for you to provide feedback, share ideas, and be a part of the decision-making process. I believe in the Global Village mission and will work to increase our visibility in Colorado so that our learning communities are the school of choice.
I invite you to reach out through email, stop by my office, or catch me in the hallways of your school during site visits.
I look forward to a great 2017-18 school year.
Warm regards,
Michael T. Henderson