Phone: (520) 407-4142
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary and Special Education
Mrs. Erin Merendo
Welcome to my Science Classroom webpage! This is my first year at Ironwood Ridge and my second year teaching. I teach RR Biology, Integrated Science I, and Integrated Science II. I love working with students of all ages and abilities. I love helping students reach their goals in and out of school. I believe it is the most rewarding aspect of being a teacher.
Defining Moment in My Education
Growing up, I always loved playing school with my siblings. When I was in fourth grade, my sister was diagnosed with a learning disability. Two years later, my brother was also diagnosed with a learning disability and dyslexia. As we got older, I helped them with homework and tried to help build their self-esteem. Watching them go through so much and develop a hatred for school it made me realize I wanted to teach and be able to guide students and give them a place they feel safe and welcome!
Core Educational Beliefs
I believe that every child is able to learn and succeed when given the tools they need as learners. School should be a safe and welcoming environment for all students, as well as a place where they are excited to go. Additionally, students should be given opportunities to explore and express themselves in the classroom daily.