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Henderson Engineers New Beginnings

Henderson and his three children enjoying a hike in Vermont.

   On a hot summer day, you might find new computer science teacher Chris Henderson in his garage working on his latest project: a homemade 3D printer. Henderson grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and studied at the University of Georgia where he got his Bachelor in Computer Science as well as his Master in Artificial Intelligence. Henderson taught at Notre Dame High school in Chattanooga and also spent four years at Windermere Prep. 

   “I was an engineer for many years mostly in the simulation industry,” Henderson said. “I worked for many big contractors mostly in the Orlando area including Lockheed Martin.”

   After many years being an engineer, Henderson was teaching at Windermere Prep, but made the decision to come to Trinity because of the school culture and for his three kids, senior Carter Henderson, 

   “My kid goes to school here, and I know this school very well and I really like it,” Henderson said. 

   From an early age, Henderson was always interested in computer science. He said his dad was the one who initially got him into it. 

   “I got my first computer and learned how to program when I was 12,” Henderson said. “My dad was a big computer guy so I have been doing it pretty much my whole life.”

   Along with teaching a computer science class, Henderson also has a robotics class and helps out with the robotics team. 

   “I also wanted to teach robotics which is something I enjoy because you get to work hands-on to make things,” Henderson said. “There are a couple of robotics teams here so I am providing assistance with that alongside Mrs. Frederick.”

   In his free time, Henderson said that he enjoys spending time with his family and three cats. He also learned to go skiing when he was 48, which he said was a great experience. 

   “I never skied until I was about 48 and it was very difficult,” Henderson said. “The ground feels a lot harder when you get older.”

   Henderson is looking forward to being on the same campus as his son everyday and also sharing his knowledge with his students in class and on the robotics team. 

   “I love teaching and so I am very excited that I get to teach computer science and robotics, something that I am very passionate about,” Henderson said. 

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Boaz Kim, Fact Checking Editor
Boaz Kim is a senior who holds the role of fact-checking editor. Kim writes for the lifestyles department and enjoys playing basketball outside of school. As a hobby, Kim is passionate about working out as he is also on the weightlifting team. Kim also enjoys walking his dog, Toby. Contact him at [email protected].

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