Growing up in St. Petersburg, Sally Henderson didn’t give a thought to becoming a teacher. She planned to be a lawyer. Seven years after taking a teaching job while raising money for law school, Henderson can’t imagine being anything else.
The West Tampa Elementary third-grade team leader loves it so much that she became one of six Hillsborough County teachers last year to earn certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
“This is kind of a way for me to prove to myself that I was in the right profession,” she explained.
Not too long ago, her achievement wouldn’t have stood out.