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Amber Merrill

I am so excited to be a gifted education specialist at Heritage!

I began my teaching career in this exact same position in 2005. Since then, I have also been a math teacher for 6th and 8th grade at Heritage, Mill Creek, and Liberty. I also taught Computer Science for 7th and 8th grade at Athens Middle School as well as developed Python programming curriculum for a local tech company. I have now come full circle!

I was born and raised in the Midwest and attended Purdue University, receiving a Bachelor's in Elementary Education in 2003 and Master's in Gifted Education in 2005. I received National Board Certification in 2017.

My husband, Garrick, is a Computer Engineer for NASA, and I have two daughters, Amelia and Lillian, and two dogs, Scout and Copper. Amelia also has a African fat-tailed gecko, but that's completely her responsibility. ;)

We enjoy hiking, camping, (we're trying to hit every National Park and Seashore) and sailing as a family. My hobbies include crafting and watching sports, especially Big 10 Football and Basketball.