Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Christa Merkel
Hello Friends! I am so happy to have found a permanent home at West View Elementary! I am looking forward to a great year. This will be my 8th year of teaching. I am originally from Ohio and received my B.S. in Elementary Education from Baldwin Wallace University. I moved to East Tennessee in 1996 to attend Milligan College where I completed a Masters of Education. I taught Title I in Washington County for 5 years and then took some time off to stay home with my children (15 years!). I returned to teaching a few years ago and added a K-12 Special Education endorsement to my teaching license from ETSU.
East Tennessee is a beautiful place to live. When I am not in the classroom, you can usually find me at one of my children's sporting events (Mason, Micah, & Cage), hiking in the mountains, or on the tennis court.