Most leaders are developed over time through experience, coaching, and consistent investments in growing their talent. Others seem like they were born to lead.
Dr. Cheryl T. Henry, principal at Campbell Middle School in Houston, exudes the natural persona of a leader.
After graduating from high school, the California native pursued a rigorous academic path, earning her undergraduate degree at UCLA, her Masters degree in education from Stanford University, and her doctorate in education from Texas A&M.
A career in education wasn’t always the dream, though.
“I wanted to be a doctor,” Henry says, smiling. “After I started tutoring and mentoring and working with kids in the community, I was like, Oh my God! I think I want to be a teacher.”