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Mr. Cory Merle

Hello! My name is Cory Merle. I have taught Physical Education for three years. I have a true passion for what I teach and believe that what I do has a tremendous impact on the development of young people both physically and mentally. My passion for athletics started when I was young. I began competing in sports at the early age of five and it has carried into my adult years. I was a three-sport athlete at Fuquay-Varina High School and went on to pursue a career in physical education at Appalachian State University. While in Boone, I was introduced to CrossFit. I quickly became fascinated by this relatively new sport and eventually became a Level 1 Trainer. I have coached at CrossFit 4042 for over a year and regularly compete. I have also coached multiple sports such as soccer, tennis, and ice hockey. I believe that my athletic background has better prepared me for a world where we must be able to not only adapt to change, but be willing to embrace new beginnings.

I truly love what I do and value every relationship that I am able to form with students and staff. I am so excited to be at Bryan Road and can't wait to see what next year has in store!