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Mrs. Heather Merritt

I am so excited to be teaching at GCES! The 2023-2024 school year will be my 26th year as a teacher, and all of my past experiences have been in grades K-3rd. I am a graduate of Troy University, Troy, and have a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education. I look forward to meeting new students, families, and friends here in Hartford. I am a firm believer that relationships are the key to our success!

I am married to Mark and we live in Malvern, AL. Together we have 5 children, a few chickens and 5 dogs!  I love being outdoors and enjoying nature. In my spare time I like to read, go to the beach, fish, and spend time with my family and friends.

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