L. E. Spencer, Principal (1947 – 1969)

One of our most notable and longest-tenured principals was Mr. Leander Essex Spencer. Mr. Spencer was principal at Henderson Institute for 22 years, from 1947 to 1969. He was highly respected in the community and throughout the state, as was Henderson Institute. The school thrived under his leadership in academics, sports, vocations, music, and theatre. Upon retirement, he went on to become a very successful land developer.