Degrees and Certifications:
K-6 Elementary Education K-12 Reading Certification 6-12 Middle School Math Certification 2017 Craven County Elementary Math Teacher of the Year
My name is Courtney Merkel. I grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and spent lots of time reading and spending time with my friends and family. I attended college at East Carolina University where I got my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. I am also certified in reading (K-12) and middle school math. I am currently working on my Masters in School Administration. This is my eighth year with Craven County Schools and my fifth year in second grade. Before this, I have worked at other schools here in Craven County and in California teaching kindergarten, first, and second grades. I am happily married to my husband Ed, who is a retired Marine. We have a son, Ryan who is in the Army, and a daughter Sarah Mckenzie who is a junior at Havelock High. Lastly, we have three Dachshunds named Millie, Pebbles, and Jeffrey who are also our pride and joy. I am sure you will be hearing lots of stories about my family, and I can't wait to hear about yours. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!