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Teacher Tuesday: Amy Henderson


Amy Henderson, Upper School Science Teacher & Science Department Chair

How long have you been at ESD?

19 years.

What's your favorite class or project?

"AP Psychology. The kids love it and are engaged. I'm interested in it because it's always changing, and there's always new research."

What's your favorite spot on campus?

"Out front by the fountain or the lunch spot by the Quarry."

What's your favorite candy or sweet treat?

"Peanut M&M's."

Did you always know you wanted to be a teacher?

"I was pre-med in college but loved my chemistry professor, so I added education classes. Senior year I did an internship at Presby hospital, where I was later hired after college. I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and Tommy Whitlock reached out to me about a position at ESD!"

Fun Fact.

"I taught piano throughout college."


Reading and hanging out with family.

What do you love about ESD?

"The people, the community. It's a community you can always rely on, and the people here care about people."

What's 1 tip you would give to students?

"Don't be afraid to be yourself and follow your own dreams and passions."