Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Emily Merkord, First Grade

My name is Emily Merkord and I am thrilled to be your child's teacher! This will be my fith year teaching in a public district and I absolutely ADORE this profession. 

Before I began teaching at Scudder, I had taught Pre-K for 12 years. I enjoyed teaching that I decided to pursue additional measures. I obtained my Bachelors in Social Sciences with emphasis in education, following a Graduate degree in Elementary Education with Texas State University. I am EC-6 & ESL certified and GT endorsed. I am very passionate about differentiation and teaching to how your child learns best. 

When I'm not planning or teaching, I spend my moments with family. I have a son that is 22 and a daughter 18 years of age. I look forward to seeing how their lives will unfold in the future. It's hard to believe that my husband and I will be "empty nesters" soon. 

Corky things about me....I love Target. Favorite places to eat are Torchy's Tacos and BJ's Restaurant. Favorite movies are Mary Poppins, Harry Potter and Goonies. Favorite book is Harry Potter series. I adore Fall seasons. My favorite phrase is Fantabulous!!