Henderson

Campus Information

Principal:
Thomas Mackey
Vice Principal:
Gabriela Garcia
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 398-1050
Year Open:
2010
School Mascot:
Rangers
School Colors:
Blue, Silver

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2007

Dr. Pat Henderson

14605 Kallison Bend
San Antonio, TX 78254

Namesake

Nationally and internationally recognized as a trailblazer in the guidance and counseling field, Dr. Pat Henderson has had an impact on thousands of students and colleagues.

Henderson became a guidance counselor soon after starting her career in the 1960s as an English teacher in California. She had dreamed of becoming a guidance counselor since she was a teenager who had no one to talk to while her parents were going through a divorce. Henderson knew guidance counselors could be playing a much more critical role in the lives - and futures - of students.

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Nationally and internationally recognized as a trailblazer in the guidance and counseling field, Dr. Pat Henderson has had an impact on thousands of students and colleagues.

Henderson became a guidance counselor soon after starting her career in the 1960s as an English teacher in California. She had dreamed of becoming a guidance counselor since she was a teenager who had no one to talk to while her parents were going through a divorce. Henderson knew guidance counselors could be playing a much more critical role in the lives - and futures - of students.

In the 1970s, with colleague Norman Gysbers, Henderson began developing the Comprehensive Guidance Program, which consists of four main components: guidance, responsive services, individual planning, and system support. Together, these four components provide students with a full continuum of services, whether they need career advice or help managing a personal problem that is interfering with school.

After serving as Coordinator of Guidance for the Orange County, California Department of Education for almost a decade, Henderson was wooed to San Antonio to serve as Northside ISD's Director of Guidance in 1982.

She transformed NISD's Guidance and Counseling Department and expanded the paradigm of the counselor-student relationship. Instead of waiting for a knock on their door or a crisis to occur, counselors began reaching out to students.

Just five years after Henderson's arrival in Northside, the District was named one of the top 10 elementary guidance and counseling programs in the nation by the U.S. Department of Education. Her Comprehensive Guidance Program ultimately was adopted by the Texas Education Agency and now also serves as the basis for national counseling guidelines.

Henderson's dedication to students is matched only by her devotion to the counseling profession. She has served in leadership positions for national counseling associations and has served as President of just about every counseling organization in Texas.

She's authored more than a dozen books and numerous articles and has presented more than 100 workshops across the nation. And throughout her entire career, she has taught college courses, ensuring a pipeline of educated, professional school counselors.

Both the American School Counselor Association and Texas Counseling Association have honored Henderson with lifetime achievement awards. Later this fall, she'll receive a similar honor from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Henderson retired from Northside in 2001, but she continues to play a pivotal role in the school counseling field as a consultant to school districts across the nation. The mother of two grown children and her husband, Carl, continue to live in San Antonio.

October 24, 2014

Huge community support! Tonight's Brandeis vs O'Connor football game sold out.
No more tickets available. Listen to game on KONO-AM 860.

July 28, 2014

While one-on-one communication is the best, in a District as large as Northside ISD it is sometimes difficult. Because we want our parents to stay informed, NISD has several ways that parents and other interested citizens can stay informed about the successes and challenges of San Antonio’s premier school district, as well as news about their children’s schools.

July 28, 2014

More than 5,000 students still need updated immunizations before the start of the school year. Northside ISD is enforcing its “No Shots, No School” policy, which means students who are not up-to-date on immunizations will not be allowed to attend classes when the 2014-15 school year begins on Aug. 25.