|First Lady of Oklahoma|
January 13, 2003 – January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Cathy Keating|
|Succeeded by||Wade Christensen|
|Children||Leah, Laynie and Baylee|
Henry began her career as a teacher by joining the staff of her alma mater, Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1993. While there, she taught Oklahoma History, Economics, Government and American History. When her husband Brad Henry was elected Governor of Oklahoma in 2003, Henry became the First Lady of Oklahoma.
First Lady Henry is currently serving on board of directors for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum. She is previously served on the board of directors for Science Museum Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Also, Henry is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Sarkeys Foundation, a private, charitable foundation dedicated to providing support through gifts and grants to Oklahoma's non-profit organizations.
Henry is married to her husband Brad Henry. Together, they have three daughters. She lost another daughter at age 7 months to spinal muscular atrophy. Henry was inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame in 2009.
The Oklahoma Education Association awarded her The Friend of Education Award in 2005. She was also the recipient of the 2004 Award of Distinction, given by the Board of Advocates of the University of Oklahoma, College of Education. She was honored in 2004 by The Journal Record’s 50 Most Distinguished Women and received the Bill Lowry Library Champion Award for her work in literacy. In addition to these, Kim was also chosen as one of the March of Dimes 2005 Great Spirits. Kim was awarded the Jasmine Award by the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum as a tribute to her unending concern, dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of Oklahoma’s children.
|First Lady of Oklahoma
January 13, 2003 - January 10, 2011