About Mrs. Merritt


Welcome to Mrs. Merritt's First Grade Classroom! I am very excited to share 
this website with you, I hope you find it helpful. This
is my seventh year and I am thrilled to be back at Heritage! I am 
originally from Wilmington, NC and still have family living there that I 
visit frequently. I moved to Raleigh, NC twelve years ago to attend 
Meredith College, where I received a BA in Psychology in May 2008. Upon 
graduating I returned to Meredith to obtain a Master's of Arts and Teaching 
in December 2009. I worked as a long term sub until finding my new home here 
at Heritage Elementary! Go Hurricanes! 

I got married in October 2012. My husband and I have been married for 
almost 4 years. We have a 4 year old white Lab puppy named Rusty. We also 
have a little boy (TJ) Thomas Joseph that we welcomed this past September!   

My Goals

It is my goal to do the best I can to provide your child with the 
fundamental knowledge they need in First Grade to be successful in their 
academic career. I understand that each student is different and we all 
learn in different ways, therefore I differentiate my curriculum to meet the 
needs of my students on their level and in the ways they learn best. I have 
a passion for learning and for teaching. After graduating and spending a lot 
of hours with many teachers from all over Wake County and learning from many 
inspiring professors, I have lots of great ideas and ways to make learning 
fun and exciting for my students. It is a personal goal to make a difference 
in my students' lives, I want to inspire my students and help them develop a 
life long love of learning the way many teachers have inspired me!