Ms. Shaneika Merrill
5th grade Math/Science
It is with great pleasure I welcome you to my classroom. My name is Shaneika Merrill. I have a degree in elementary education and an advanced graduate degree in educational leadership in the area of administration and supervision. I have thoroughly enjoyed 18 years as an elementary school teacher. I have taught grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. I have previously taught in East Baton Rouge Parish School System. While in Baton Rouge, I have served as an onsite member of the Instructional Leadership Team, where I also was afforded the opportunity to serve in the capacity of an elementary school mathematics instructional coach for a tenure of five years. During this time I serviced grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Three of the 16 years of teaching were in New Orleans, where I taught 4th grade. I have been an employee in St. Tammany Parish for 5 years. It is due to the aforementioned experiences that I wholeheartedly believe the philosophy that all student can learn, maybe not at the same rate or at the same time as others. However, when given a safe environment, where students feel comfortable in asking questions and expressing their thoughts and feelings, which leads to participating in class discussion/activities where students are unafraid of taking risk , confident in themselves as well as their learning community will they truly grow and flourish academically as well as individually. I look forward to working with you this school year!