Letter from Ms. Hereford

  • Dear Merrill Families,

    On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to extend the warmest of welcomes to Merrill Elementary School!  Merrill Elementary sets high expectations for academic, social, and emotional growth.  Our dedicated staff and our supportive parents jointly facilitate the development of our students as eager, life-long learners and as compassionate, responsible human beings.  Merrill Elementary honors the arts, promotes healthy lifestyle choices, develops student leadership, and encourages selflessness through a culture of caring and a spirit of giving. We are committed to continual improvement through collaboration and innovation as we propel our learners to lives of achievement, meaning, and fulfillment. 

    The Merrill family consists of parents, staff, and community members who are committed to ensuring our students learn at the highest levels.  The purpose of the Merrill Elementary School staff is to collaboratively inspire and empower all- academically, socially, and emotionally.  Our mission is to guide all of our students as they become active, socially responsible leaders and contributors with the knowledge, skills, and character to be successful.  We will achieve our mission by setting high expectations, emphasizing learning and growth, actively and continually improving, and utilizing research-based best practices.  Additionally, we embody the Second Step curriculum in  teaching our students life-long skills including empathy, problem-solving strategies, skills for learning, and more which creates a culture of caring, respect, and collaboration in which all students thrive.

    I look forward to working with each of you to provide the best possible education for your child.  As partners in education, together, we will make our world a better place for all children.


    Ms. Brandye Hereford