Lj Henderson

Owner and Founder of the Little STEM Academy

Lj Henderson is an education professional with over 25 years of experience in the ESL, early childhood education and speech therapy. She is an advocate for STEM education and the great benefits it has in forming the future leaders of the world through critical thinking, innovation and problem-solving.

With this in mind, Lj founded Little STEM Academy, a private school for children ages 3 to 5, focused on developing critical thinkers and increasing receptive and expressive language skills through social play and experiments using science, technology, engineering and mathematics, for the betterment of our society. She is a firm believer that it is important to introduce children to new concepts and let them explore and experiment them as a way of learning. 

The last few years have shown the educational gaps that our children have, with the pandemic evidencing severe deficits in subjects such as mathematics, as well as limitations of the education system in the use of technology as a tool for learning. As studies show, 90% of the brain is developed by age 5, and to close this gap, we need to ensure children are exposed to high quality education at the preschool level.

With a multi-ethnic focus and a state of the art program, Lj looks to lead an educational shift that promotes STEM awareness for parents, teachers, and caregivers.

Lj’s academic background includes a BA in communication from Texas Southern University, an MA in Education from Houston Baptist University and a Masters from CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY . When not working, she spends her time volunteering with non-profit organizations, event planning and mentoring. Lj is also an Amazon best selling author. 

If you want to learn more about Lj’s work or wish to connect on STEM education topics, she is reachable directly through LinkedIn. You can also visit the Little STEM Academy site at https://littlestemacademy.com/ or email info@littlestemacademy.com.