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

Director of the MEd Program in Canada

Dr. Heather Henderson is an educator and facilitator who works with others to achieve their goals. Heather obtained her Ed.D. from City University in Seattle, as well as her M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Special Education from the University of British Columbia, and her B.Ed. from the University of Calgary. She has served in a variety of educational leadership positions throughout the three provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. She has also worked as Senior Program Manager for a not-for-profit organization, the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth – an organization that supports young immigrants and their families as they travel their journey to Canadian life. 

For the last ten plus years, Heather has worked with City University of Seattle and is currently the Canadian Director of the Master of Education- Education in Leadership program. Heather works with students to be successful in attaining their MEd in Leadership degree and with doctoral students as they complete their dissertations. All these experiences, her education, and her background in executive coaching, have given Heather the opportunity to understand leadership, how we need to adapt to a new paradigm, and the value of strong relationships which can be built and maintained while also encouraging others to use their voices.

Experience
  • 2011–2019: Director of the MEd in Leadership programs in Alberta 
  • 2019– present: Canadian Director of the MEd in Leadership programs  
  • 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, Kindersley School Unit, Arrow Lakes School District, and others 
Education
  • 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
Courses taught at CityU
  • 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)
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