Degrees and Certifications:
* Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education – West Liberty University * Certified in Science grades 4-9
Mr. Joe Merkel/Science, Grade 6
* 2nd,3rd, and 4th grade teacher in Baltimore City Schools for three years
* 5th grade teacher at Mountain Ridge Intermediate School for five years
* 6th grade science teacher for 3 years here at MRMS
I am originally from Wheeling, West Virginia. I attended Wheeling Park High School and West Liberty State College. I have lived in Martinsburg for four years with my wife, Misty and two children, Kayden and Ashlyn. Faith is very important to my family and we are currently members of Connections Community Church in Inwood. I enjoy spending time with my family, running, and playing sports such as soccer and hockey. I have worked with children in and out of school environment. I was a Salvation Amy counselor, and Young Life Leader at John Marshall High School.