Ms. Marea Merrill

Phone: Office: 651-293-8880 Extension: 45060


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in History BS in Communication Arts and Literature MS in Education Graduate Licensure in Reading

Ms. Marea Merrill

Greetings Farnsworth Aerospace community!

I am excited to communicate and connect with our Farnsworth students and families for our 2020-2021 school year!  In my new role as a grades 6 and 7 English Language Arts (ELA) teacher, I am eager to engage with our Farnsworth Future Leaders in our Readers and Writers learning together.   

My professional career has been devoted to education.  For the first nine years, I was a grades 9-12 English teacher (2003-12), and then a high school reading specialist for two years.  For the last six years, I had the fulfilling opportunity to serve our Farnsworth teachers, students, and families with literacy development as a literacy coach.  This year, I look forward to collaborating with my students' families on how we can implement literacy strategies and resources to meet your child's learning needs. 

I look forward to learning about each of my students as we begin the year together!  I would like to introduce myself and share some of my personal interests with you.  I am a lifelong tennis player and a big fan of watching my sister coach the women’s college tennis team at my alma mater, St. Cloud State University.  I also greatly enjoy vacationing and canoeing in Ely, MN near the Boundary Waters. I am happiest when I am in nature doing activities like hiking, gardening, or working in my yard.  My profile picture is of me camping this summer on White Iron Lake, which is near the Boundary Waters chain of lakes.

I love working at Farnsworth Aerospace, "The Home of Future Leaders," because I believe in the mission and vison of the school.  I believe in and am inspired by how our school community encourages our students to be future leaders in STEAM, or in areas of their interest and abilities.

As we look forward to the beginning of our school year, I would like to share our school schedule for the first week of school:

Tuesday, September 8: Foundations Lessons Day 1: Welcome to Farnsworth, Schoology, Schedules, Attendance

Wednesday, September 9: Foundations Lessons Day 2: Daily Expectations, Google Meets, Office Hours, Virtual Circle

Thursday, September 10: Foundations Lessons Day 3: Email, AZZ Password

Friday, September 11: Work Day/ Online Scavenger Hunt

Beginning on Monday, September 14, we will follow this schedule:

Monday/Wednesday: Core classes: ELA, Math, Science and MN Studies

Tuesday/Thursday: Elective classes: Aerospace, Music/band, Art, Gym, Coding, ELD
Friday: Work Day

As of September 2nd, our teacher office hours are still being determined.  When they become available, I will update and post them here. If you would like to connect with me via Google Meet, please email me to set up a time to visit.  My Google Meet login is: merrillela 

Please reach out to me if you have questions regarding your child's experience in my class.  I want to support your child to receive the best education and am glad to work with our families to ensure your child's academic and social/emotional needs are met.  I would look forward to hearing from you!