Xavier Allen Henderson is a 6th Grade Humanities Lead Teacher at KIPP Truth Academy in South Oak Cliff, where he teaches on the same street he once lived for a short while as a teenager. Growing up in Dallas specific to the Pleasant Grove area, Xavier attended Skyline high school and later received his a B.A. from the University of North Texas. Upon graduating, Xavier spent a year in internet marketing at Texas Instruments, but later joined Teach For America (TFA) and is currently working on his Masters of Education at Southern Methodist University. In addition to teaching, Xavier has done racial identity work facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion dialogues for incoming teachers in TFA, to continue to act on his social justice passion. Xavier collaborated closely with his friend, fraternity brother, and high school/college classmate Taylor Toynes, on the For Oak Cliff Back to School Fair, and is an enthusiastic Mavericks and Cowboys fan. He currently resides in Pleasant Grove the neighborhood he lived in during his upbringing, and is an advocate for his community’s advancement.