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You can reach me at the following:
Email = jmertins@d211.org 
Mrs. Mertins voice mail ONLY = (224)653-2304
Family & Consumer Science Office Phone = (847) 755-2736
Preschool Related Phone calls = (847) 755-2739 
Mrs. Mertins Daily Schedule:
 Period  Time  Course  Location

 1

 7:30-8:20

Plan / Prep Period 

FCS Office

 2

 8:25-9:15

 I.S. Preschool

Rm. 124 

 3

 9:20-10:10

 I.S. Preschool

 Rm. 124

 4

 10:15-11:05

Modern Cuisine

Rm. 112

 5

 11:10-12:00

Lunch

FCS Office

 6

 12:05-12:55

Modern Cuisine

Rm. 112

 7

 1:00-1:50

Elementary Education Internship 

Field Visits at District 15 Schools 

 8

 1:55-2:45

Elementary Education Internship 

Field Visits at District 15 Schools 


About Mrs. Mertins:

I received my BS from Ball State University in 1996.  I worked as an Interior Designer for three years when I decided to go back to school to get a teaching certification.  Attending Northern Illinois University, I received my certification to teach Family & Consumer Sciences in 2000.  I received my MA in Teaching Leadership from Roosevelt University in 2003.  This is my 15th year at Fremd High School.  

Inspiring high school students to pursue a career in education is my passion.  As the Little Vikes Preschool coordinator and Elementary Education Internship coordinator, I enjoy helping students explore the field of education and helping them identify their leadership qualities as they begin to pursue their future in teaching.

In my spare time, I like to shop, read, run, travel, and spend time with family and friends.  I reside in Lake County, IL with my husband Chris,  two daughters Mackenzie (8) and Lauren (5), and our dog Zoey.