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What a joy to have the opportunity to be the principal at Unity Learning Academy!  I know exciting things are happening in this building; I feel privileged to be a part of this team.  I grew up in Newkirk, Oklahoma (a small rural community in north-central Oklahoma).  I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and my Master’s degree in Human Relations several years later.  I recently completed my Administration Certification through Lamar University.

My experiences in public education, which span 29 years, have included teaching kindergarten through high school special education, 2nd grade teacher and an equity coordinator.  I joined Team Tulsa in 2013 as an Exceptional Student Support teacher.  Since then, I have been a Dean of Scholar Advancement and an ESS Instructional Coach. Outside of the public education arena, I have worked as a clinical coordinator for adjudicated girls, ages 14 – 18.  In this role; I supervised direct care staff, facilitated individual, group and family counseling, and collaborated with state agencies to develop transition plans to successfully return the young ladies to their homes.

As a child who grew up in poverty in a single parent home, I believe with authentic relationships and consistent, high expectations our scholars will achieve phenomenal growth. 


Unity Learning Academy
2137 N. Pittsburg Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74115

Tara Henderson