Welcome to another exciting school year! My name is Clarissa Henderson and I will be your child’s 4th grade teacher at King Elementary School.  I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2013. This will be my seventh year teaching. Prior to King, I taught 4th grade at Central Park Elementary.  In addition to teaching 4th grade, I have also been a classroom Para-professional for preschool and elementary school.

I was born in Great Falls, Montana, but moved to Omaha, Nebraska with my family when I was 2. I grew up and attended public schools in Omaha. In 1997, I moved to Portland, Oregon, but family in Omaha called me home in 2000. I am married and have one child who is 21 years old and starting their 4th year at UNO.  In my free time, I love to sew, garden, cook, and read. I also love learning and can’t wait to pass on my passion for learning to the students!

This year we are starting our year together online. I will be using the district provided Teams and Clever to deliver most of my online teaching. I will also be using Class Dojo to reward excellent behavior that follows our 3-B’s: responsibility, respect, and kindness. Parents, there is a sign up sheet-with instructions- in your manilla back to school folder.     

 Our online classroom will be similar to our in-person classroom. Your child will need to log-in to Teams everyday. I will have live lessons, recorded lessons, small groups, and independent work. There will be due dates and celebrations too!    

I know that this year, the school shutdown, and online teaching are not what we are used to. I will be here to support and help in anyway that I can. We are in this together! I look forward to working with your child, you, and your family to provide the best education and experience possible. Parent/teacher communication is important. If you have any questions or concerns during the school year please feel free to contact me at King Elementary.


             Mrs. Henderson


Henderson 4th Grade Remote Learning Schedule

Instructional Day: 8:50 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.




8:50 – 8:55


8:55 – 9:50

Bathroom Break



9:55 – 10:45

Science/Social Studies

10:45 – 11:15


11:15 – 11:45


11:45 – 12:15


12:15 – 12:30


12:30 – 1:55

Bathroom Break





2:55 – 3:00

Office Hours

3:00 – 4:05


Mrs. Henderson

Phone: 531-299-5220
Email: clarissa.henderson@ops.org