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About Miss Mertz

Since I was little, I have always wanted to be a teacher...
Miss Mertz and Emilee
 
I was born and raised in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Lehighton is on the fringe of the Poconos next to Jim Thorpe. I live with my mom and two siblings, Avery and Tucker. We share our house with my Goldendoodle, Emilee, and three cats, Perry, Lola, and Sophie.
 
I graduated with honors from Jim Thorpe High School in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. During high school, I participated in soccer, National Honor Society, and Spanish National Honor Society.
 
After graduating in 2008, I attended Lehigh Carbon Community College. At LCCC, I had the opportunity to internship for the S.H.I.N.E. program. At the S.H.I.N.E. program, I worked in the Shenandoah Valley School District in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. I assisted in the teaching of an after school program with at-risk students in grades 1 through 4. Along with teaching, I also spoke/read/wrote fluent Spanish which enabled me to speak with parents and students who speak Spanish. I realized at the S.H.I.N.E. program that I wanted to teach elementary school children.
 
In 2009, I began my educational career at Moravian College. I elected to pursue a Political Science Degree along with my Elementary Education certification. With my political science degree, I would like to influence education policy and start my own program similar to S.H.I.N.E.

ActiviMiss Mertz and Melties and Hobbies:
I like to spend most of my time outdoors. I enjoy four-wheeling, hiking, biking, swimming, playing with Emilee, snowboarding, and golfing. I enjoy reading books on my Kindle and playing Xbox with Tucker. I  enjoy spending my time with my boyfriend, Mel and my family. I also enjoy traveling, amusement parks, Myrtle Beach, the Phillies, and listening to Country music.











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