Heather Henderson (Hill), M.Ed., Ed.D.


Faculty member and Director of the M Ed Program in Alberta

Dr. Heather Henderson is the Director of the Master of Education programs in Alberta. She has recently obtained her Ed.D. in Leadership from City University of Seattle. Prior to working with City University, Dr. Henderson served in a variety of educational leadership positions from teacher, vice-principal, principal, superintendent of curriculum and instruction, interim director of education/assistant director, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent throughout the three provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. She has also worked with not for profit as a Senior Program Manager in the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth – an organization that supports young immigrants and their families as they travel their journey to Canadian life.

All of these experiences and her education have given Dr. Henderson the opportunity to understand leadership in the 21st Century and how we need to adapt to a new paradigm.

Courses taught at CityUniversity

  • Technology Tools and Information Literacy (ECC 510)
  • Research Methods in Education (ECC 511)
  • Ethics and Law for School-based Practice (ECC 513)
  • Leadership and Counselling Diverse Cultures in Education (ECC 515)
  • Family Systems and Conflict Management (ECC 516)
  • Instructional Leadership: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (EEA 532)
  • Technologies for Learning (EEA 534)
  • Dimensions of Educational Leadership (EEA 535)
  • School Finance and Operations (EEA 536)
  • Change Management with Global Perspectives (EEA 545)
  • Leadership Internship I in Student Services (EEA 641)
  • Leadership Internship II (EEA 642)
  • Leadership Internship III (EEA 644)
  • Project and Portfolio Presentation (EEA 650)
  • Thesis and Portfolio Presentation (EEA 655)


2009-present: Coach/Facilitator/Trainer/Speaker/Writer, Henderson-Hill Coaching & Consulting Worldwide

2011-2012: Senior Program Manager, Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth

2000-2012: Deputy Superintendent, Chinook’s Edge School Division

1998-2000: Director of Education/Assistant Director/Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Arrow Lakes School District


Doctorate of Education, City University of Seattle, 2017

Certified Executive Coach, Royal Roads University, 2009

Master of Education (Educational Administration and Special Education), University of British Columbia, 1986

Bachelor of Education (English), University of Calgary, 1976