Chris Hendrickson

Director of Safety and Security


Chris was born in Northern California and moved to Las Vegas after high school. He joined the US Army while completing his degree in Criminal Justice at UNLV. After graduating college, he joined the Nevada Department of Public Safety and then moved on to the Henderson Police Department. Chris started at Dawson in the fall of 2022 with a desire to ensure the highest level of safety is accorded to the students. He enjoys hiking, movies, playing at the park or pool with his family, and traveling as much as possible.

The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.