Hollister Elementary Principal announces retirement

    Nina Henson photo courtesy Hollister School District

    A member of the administration in the Hollister School District will retire at the end of the school year.

    Elementary School Principal Dr. Nina Henson will retire from education to serve as Director of Education/Relations at Church 3:16 in Forsyth alongside her husband Jeramie who is the church's Lead Pastor. 

    Henson has been with the Hollister School District for seven years first as an Assistant Principal and then for the last five years as Elementary School Principal.  

    According to a press release from the school district, Henson was instrumental in implementing the Leader in Me program empowering students to set goal and own responsibility for their learning and daily choices. 

    The Hollister Board of Education will begin a search for Henson's replacement at Hollister Elementary. 

    The full press release from the school is below:
    Hollister Elementary School Principal, Dr. Nina Henson, has announced that she will retire from educating children at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
    Dr. Henson began her journey with Hollister 7 years ago as an assistant principal and has spent the last 5 years serving as the lead principal of HES. Prior to joining the Hollister family, Dr. Henson taught 4th grade in the Branson School District for six years.
    Under her leadership, Hollister Elementary fully implemented the Leader in Me program and kept it a strong focus throughout a pandemic as they empowered kids to set goals and own their learning and daily choices. In addition, the elementary school took on two new curriculums to fill in gaps they noted were happening based on their data, scored well on state assessments because of their never-ending focus on success for all students, and showed students that they can learn hard things, no matter the obstacle in front of them.
    Hollister Schools Superintendent, Dr. Brian Wilson, credits Hollister Elementary’s success to Dr. Henson’s love and commitment. “Dr. Henson's love of others and her continual commitment to our community and children directly correlates to the success at Hollister Elementary.”
    Dr. Henson shares that she will deeply miss the students and staff at Hollister. “It truly is a family here and there isn’t one student or staff member who hasn’t blessed me in some way.  I hope they will always think of me as a friend and know I would do anything to still inspire and support them.”
    Upon her retirement in May, Dr. Henson will begin a new journey serving as Director of Education/Relations at Church 3:16, where her husband, Jeramie Henson, serves as Lead Pastor. Her goals are to help with education for their church and community to grow their walk with Christ, while also supporting their church staff in educational growth.  She hopes to be able to build relationships with families in the community to empower them to a grander understanding of the importance of a strong marriage and raising a family in Christ’s love and grace. 
    “We wish her the very best in her next endeavor and are delighted that she will be staying and serving others in the region along with her family,” says Wilson.
    “I am looking forward to the time I will have to build relationships to support our church and community,” Henson says. “Spending time serving alongside my husband has always been one of God’s greatest gifts to me.  I am also looking forward to having more time to love on my grandbabies and support my children as they train their own up in living for Jesus.” 
    The Board of Education will begin discussions in seeking the future leadership of Hollister Elementary. Dr. Henson will continue to serve as principal through the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

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