I attended Fairview High School but quit and got my GED in 1981.
I attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR for 3 years and transferred to SAU in Magnolia where I graduated in 1993.
BSE : 1st – 5th licensure
Minor in Social Studies to 8th grade.
Over the years I have attended numerous PDs, conferences and workshops.
I have recieved:
ELLA – Elementary Literacy Language Arts
Reading First Training
I have attended the Arkansas Reading conference many times.
I have attended 2, year long Coach/Facilitator trainings.
I have many technology trainings.
I have had many PD on different topics throughout my 25 years.
I got married to Richard Merritt in 1975.
We have three children, Chuck, Staci and Holli. They all graduated from CFHS.
We have 1 son-in-law and 1 daughter-in-law.
We have 5 grandchildren
I attended Fairview High School, then Arkansas Tech then SAU. I began teaching after my children were in school.
I am married to Richard Merritt and we have 3 children; Chuck, Staci and Holli, we now have 5 grandchildren; Bethani, Carlie, Brody, Michael and Zach.
I like to spend time with family and doing things at my church, Trinity Missionary Baptist, where my husband is pastor.
Teaching has been a blessing for me. I have found it to be challenging and rewarding. I have great memories of the students who were “my kids” for 9 months. I am now enjoying being the Literacy Facilitator at Ivory Primary School.