Lindsey Henderson

Lindsey currently serves Utah students as the Secondary Mathematics Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. She is passionate about providing rich learning opportunities for all Utah mathematicians where learners are engaged in building and maintaining strong mathematical identities (a process she refers to as “mathing”). She began her education career teaching all of the secondary maths for Salt Lake City School District (and some science too!). After her time in the classroom, she joined the Salt Lake City educational technology startup ecosystem where she built strong relationships to industry and honed her vision for relevant and meaningful mathematics for all. She returned to public education as the K-12 Mathematics Specialist for Davis School District where her ideas about humanizing mathematics for students were cultivated, supported, and allowed to flourish. Lindsey is driven by a strong desire to provide relevant and meaningful mathematical experiences for Utah students and educators, the mathematical teaching, learning, and equity practices, and inquiry-based pedagogy. She lives in the City of Salt Lake with her wife, her children (who are always exasperated to realize that math actually IS everywhere), and her Scottish kilt kittens. When she can tear herself away from her family, she also enjoys office supplies, traveling, gardening, cooking/eating, music, mathing, and finding creative ways to eliminate single-use household plastics.