Welcome Message
    Ms. Henderson
    Dr. Sherrell Henderson

    My name is Dr. Sherrell Henderson and I would like to welcome your child to my 8th Grade Social Studies/Georgia History class! This is my 23rd year of teaching. I hold the capacity of Austin Road Middle School Social Studies Department Chairperson, 8th Grade Georgia History teacher, and ARMS International Trip Coordinator.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education at 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 (K-12), Gifted Education and Early Childhood Education (K-5). I have previously taught grades 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and grades 9th-12th in an alternative school setting. In addition, I am also currently employed by the Georgia Department of Corrections as Instructor 2 at an all-male adult prison. 


    I am looking forward to getting to know both you and your child this year. Good communication between parent, teacher, and student is very important for your child’s academic growth. I normally check my e-mail daily and this is often the quickest and most efficient way to get in touch with me. Please feel free to e-mail me at: Sherrell.Henderson@henry.k12.ga.us or call the school at 770—507- 5407 to schedule a conference.


    When your child sees his/her life surrounded by caring and attentive parents and school staff, he/she will surely join 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 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. Scholars must remember that they are the ones who must take advantage of opportunities presented. This means that students must exercise self-discipline, assume responsibility, exert effort, and be on their best behavior in order to maintain an environment conducive to learning 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 8th 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.


    Dr. Sherrell Henderson
    ARMS Social Studies Department Chairperson
    8th Grade Georgia History Teacher
    ARMS International Trip Coordinator
    Email: Sherrell.Henderson@henry.k12.ga.us