___________________________________________________________Welcome MessageDr. Sherrell Henderson
My name is Dr. Sherrell Henderson and I would like to welcome your child my Social Studies class! This is my 18th year of teaching. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education Fort Valley State University, a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, an Educational Specialist Degree in Brain Research, a Doctoral Degree in Instructional Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and a Gifted Education Certification from the University of Georgia. I am highly certified in Middle Grades (4-8) Social Studies, Science, Reading, Gifted Education and Early Childhood Education. I have previously taught grades 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and grades 9th-12th in an alternative school setting.
I am looking forward to getting to know both you and your scholar this year. Good communication between parent, teacher, and student is very important for your child’s academic growth. I am available to meet with parents during my planning time from 12:20pm until 1:40pm. Please email me to schedule a parent conference. I will not be able to conference with parents during instructional time. For parents who use e-mail, I normally check my e-mail daily and this is often the quickest and most efficient way to get in touch with me, or to discuss any of your concerns. I will respond promptly. Please feel free to e-mail me at any time, at: Sherrell.Henderson@henry.k12.ga.us
If you have any special questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to come by to see me (appointments only, please), send a note with your child in the morning, e-mail, or call the school at 770—507- 5407 to set up a conference.
Children learn what they live. When your child sees his/her life surrounded by caring and attentive parents and school staff, he/she will surely join with us to help make this the best year yet!
In closing, today you and I have become partners in one of the most important jobs we have—helping your child to become all he or she can be. It is an exciting, challenging and a terrifically rewarding one! As we form a partnership for this year, I would like your involvement as well. I feel that in today's society, a strong educational background is a necessity for a secure and successful future. Scholarss must remember that they are the ones who must take advantage of opportunities presented. This means that students must exercise self-discipline, assume responsibility, and exert effort if they are to achieve the educational standing that we all truly desire. I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be your child’s Social Studies teacher this year at Austin Road Middle School and I’m looking forward to an exciting year and rewarding partnership with you.
Best wishes for a truly successful year.
JAGUAR PRIDE!Dr. Sherrell HendersonSocial Studies Department Chairperson7th Grade Social Studies TeacherSherrell.Henderson@henry.k12.ga.us