Founder

Steyven Henry has been an esteemed educator for 17 years. She advocates for “education beyond the classroom” to equip students with the needed skills to learn, retain, and apply new knowledge. Steyven began her education journey teaching middle school and, throughout the years, has held the roles of teacher, literacy specialist, professional development coordinator, data coordinator, assistant principal, and director of academics. Steyven has received many accolades for teaching and relishes being a change agent in education.

Eminence Academy was founded in 2020 to give scholars of color the confidence, historical knowledge, and supreme academics to foster an undeniable love of God, self, service, and learning. Scholars are taught to think critically and connect all aspects of life to an overarching purpose.

Presently, Steyven is completing her doctorate in education with a dissertation focus on Black students and literacy. She has an undergraduate degree in English and education from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, and a master's degree in educational leadership from Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Additionally, she is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and actively serves in her community.