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Tina Mertens
1st Grade

Education:  Bachelors Degree

Saint Mary of the Plains College
Bachelor of Science,
Elementary Education, emphasis on English

 

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that it is my job to create a meaningful learning experience for all of my students, emphasizing participation, responsibility, differentiation and continual assessment. I strive to create a caring, safe and Christ centered environment promoting respect for all people and things. It is my goal to make the students feel important, successful and loved and leave my classroom with the knowledge and confidence to continue their academic journey.

Personal Biography

I am originally from Colorado Springs, CO. I have lived in Loveland since 1997. I have been married for 24 years and have two amazing daughters who attended school at Saint Johns. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, scrap booking, reading and spending time with my family.

I have been teaching in Catholic Schools for several years; starting with 4 years in Kansas and then at St. John's since 1997. I have taught grades K through 4th with most of my experience in first grade.