This story originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Harker Magazine.
Schenelle Henry is a native New Yorker, raised in New York City. This Harker Preschool lead teacher made the move west to Harker in 2017, and lives with her husband, Leo, and daughter, Bella Grace, in downtown San Jose. Henry jokes that free time is a “rare commodity” with a toddler, so she cherishes both time spent with her family, and alone time when she can binge-watch shows stored up on her DVR – “the simple pleasures in life.” She shared some other musings with Harker Magazine.
When did you first really feel like an adult?
When I started taking accountability for my actions. Life happens, the good and the bad, but I always try to consider what I could have done differently or can do in the future to make a situation or relationship better.
What one piece of advice you would offer anyone who asks?
Don’t just be yourself, be your best self.
Brag about something.
I’m great at organizing. I used to have an interior organizing business.
What is the one thing in the world you would fix if you could wave a magic wand?
I would want high-quality education and equal access to educational resources for all students – regardless of race, national origin or ZIP code, among other things.
What are you doing when you feel most alive?
Singing or dancing like no one is watching. Literally, because I’m usually at home when this all goes down!
Do you have any pets?
I have a self-sustaining ecosphere of small shrimp. It’s low maintenance and pretty cool!