About

Karen Henderson teaches writing and honors classes at Helena College University of Montana. Having returned to school later in life and having been a “non-traditional” student, Henderson relates to students who choose non-traditional pathways to higher education and career goals.

A 2007 graduate of Montana State University (go Bobcats!), Henderson earned her BA in English Education with a minor in K-12 School Library Media and then went on to earn her MA in English, also from MSU, in 2009. Her areas of study while a grad student were pedagogy and memoir, and those continue to be her passions today.

Henderson has been at Helena College since January 2012; prior to that, she taught writing at MSU (as a grad student), Montana State University Billings (and City College), the Montana State Women’s Prison, and Passages Pre-Release Center in Billings.

Besides teaching and learning, Karen enjoys reading, writing, music (all types), kayaking, and a lovely glass of red wine.

7 thoughts on “About”

  1. hey lady I found u ! yay good because u lit this fire in me to want to learn to open parts of my mind I’d forgotten I’m not sure if u r still in billings I am n well would love to talk to bestest (I know not a word ) ever!

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    1. Cass! I remember you! I looked through some documents from MWP, thinking maybe that was where we met, and of course I remember you.

      I am in Helena teaching at Helena College. It’s wonderful to hear from you. I hope you are well. đŸ™‚

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  2. I am so thankful to be a part of this learning process with you. To learn is easier when your love for writing is contagious. You are wonderful patient and kind! I appreciated your hands on approach to putting my goals into words and teaching me about myself. Expression is a constant learning process it only took me 20 years to meet you and figure that out!

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