Mrs. Merrick, 2nd Grade Teacher
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email address: kmerrick
I am proud to begin my third year at Leesville Road Elementary and thrilled to join the second grade team. In 2003, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, from the University of Oregon. After that, I trained for two years to become a Waldorf teacher. In 2006, I received my Waldorf Teaching credentials and I started my teaching career working in a third grade classroom. Then, I went back to school to earn my Master’s degree from Pacific University. In 2008, I received my Master of Arts in Elementary Education with an endorsement in ESOL. In 2009, I started teaching ESL as a public school teacher in the Oregon. I enjoyed teaching grades K-5 and learning about each grade level. In 2012, my husband and I relocated to Raleigh to be closer to his family. After we moved here, I taught fourth grade at Douglas Elementary for three years and continued teaching fourth grade, for the past two years, here at LES. My husband and I are blessed with our two-year old son, Colin, who is an active toddler. Together we enjoy spending time outside, cooking delicious meals, and reading with Colin. I am so excited to teach second grade this year and guide my students to reach their highest potential.