Please Welcome Our New Executive Director

I look forward to supporting the three Global Village Academy communities in authentic and meaningful ways as I partner with the leadership teams at each school. I am also eager to collaborate with the Global Village Academy Collaborative team to continue providing exceptional resources and services to our partner schools.  
As we look forward to the 2022-23 school year, this is my seventh year in the role of charter school Executive Director. Previous to my work in charter schools, I served two different public elementary schools as their principal, served as the director of federal programs for a large school district in Arizona, and spent time in the classroom as a middle school English language arts teacher.  Midway through my career, I worked for Intel Corporation in their Human Resources division. I hold degrees from Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. This is my 26th year as an educator!
In 2013, I was recognized as the Cesar E. Chavez Administrator of the Year and named a Rodel Exemplary Principal. I served on the Si Se Puede Foundation Board of Directors from 2010 to 2017, an organization that encourages its Latino student participants to be stakeholders in their community. My greatest sources of pride emerge when collaboration amongst educators produces authentic and meaningful growth and joyful learning experiences for kids!
Outside of education, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Andrea, and our three adult sons. I am committed to daily movement, a learner, traveler, and advocate for all children.
I look forward to our journey together!
Michael Henderson
GVAC Executive Director