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Henderson, Carolyn

Henderson, Carolyn

Henderson, Carolyn

Date: Tuesday, June 01, 1999

Interview 147a : Diboll Superintendent Carolyn Henderson talks with Rebecca Donahoe about her career before becoming superintendent of Diboll Independent School District in 1995 and about the challenges facing Diboll schools. She was the first female superintendent of the Diboll schools as well as two other districts throughout her career, and she comments on the hiring process and her perceptions of it as a woman. The Diboll schools face unique challenges, according to Henderson, due to its lack of population growth and the funding issues that entails, as well as the high rate of poverty among the student population. She worked to bring the district into compliance with legal requirements, manage facility construction, and balance the budget.