Degrees and Certifications:

Lesley College, Cambridge, MA M.Ed. Technology in Education University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA B.A. Elementary Education Area of Concentration - Math Certifications: State of Idaho K-8 State of Minnesota K-6

Mrs. Merritt

I have found that Star Middle School is a great place to teach and learn.  This is my 39th year teaching, and I love what I do.  I have taught students in grades 3 - 9, spending most of my years with 6th and 5th graders in a middle school environment. I truly love seeing the light bulb go on when students "get it" and then challenge themselves to even deeper learning - not to mention that they are just so much fun!

Aside from school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children & their spouses and grandchildren, watching the sport of the season, walking (especially the golf course), reading, sitting poolside, traveling, meeting up with friends, and working puzzles.   

I have previously lived and taught in Iowa (Osage), Idaho (Declo & Burley), and Minnesota (Fridley).  I enjoy the long warm summer season here in the Treasure Valley, but look forward to visits back to Minnesota and Iowa where my youngest two sons and their wives live, as well as, a granddaughter (and another one due this winter) and a grandson.  My oldest son, his wife, and my two oldest grandsons live closeby - it is wonderful to have the opportunity to see them so often.