My name is Alice Merryman and I am THRILLED to be taking over Mr. Anderson’s classes for the remainder of the school year! While you were nestled by the fire (oh, wait…no fire…it’s been summer weather), I was eagerly working hard to prepare a warm, organized, welcoming environment for all of us to enjoy. I CAN’T WAIT to get to know everyone…..my favorite part of teaching is building relationships!
To help you get to know me a little better, I’ve included some fun and factual info for you to peruse in all your free time (hehehe)!
- I was born and raised in Austin! Yes, one of the few natives!
- I graduated with a teaching degree in 2000, with a specialization in Special Education.
- I have been a 5th grade homeroom teacher, a 6th grade World Cultures teacher, a Resource/Inclusion teacher, and the I.B. (International Baccalaureate) Coordinator for AISD.
- Of all the experiences I’ve had, my favorite is Special Education. It has my heart!
- I love all things outdoors. Camping, fishing, hiking, lake, beach, mountains…
- I place high value and priority in living and modeling a healthy lifestyle. I did Crossfit for 4 years, but tired of it and now workout in my garage gym. I also run, but I don’t love running!
- I am a single mom of one boy, Blake, who is 10 years old.
- I have an extremely obnoxious Chihuahua, “Ellie,” and the world’s BEST cat, “Candy.” I never thought I could like cats…..but alas, I do!
- And just for fun, I enjoy live music, country dancing, and anything that involves the opportunity for me to be creative.
- Some quotes I love: “I didn’t come this far to only come this far.” “I can cook, I just don’t.” “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.”
Please rest assured that you and/or your child are/is in good hands! I love what I do….I was born to be a teacher. I know that these students have been through some BIG transitions, due to having a teacher change. Transitions are SO HARD, right?!?! Even as an adult, I don’t like change. But I promise to do my absolute best to smooth out any worries, to build trust and rapport, to listen and understand, and to love my students and their families.