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Welcome to physical science, where learning will be "FUN-da-MENTAL!"  





Hello.  My name is Mrs. Mericka-Brand and I will be your teacher this year.  I was raised in northeastern Ohio and have four older sisters and two younger brothers.  My husband and I moved to Georgia in 1987.  We have four daughters ranging in ages from 13-32.  The oldest is a lab technician and her younger sister is an industrial engineer.  My last two daughters attend Kell high school.  I am one of the original teachers who helped open Palmer in 2001.  I have taught eigth grade science for 20 years. I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 1998, earning a BSEd in language arts and science.  I am middle and high school certified in science and gifted endorsed in my field.  Hobbies of mine include home improvements, landscaping, and baking.  My favorite professional sports teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins.  My goal as a teacher is for all of my students to love science as much as I love teaching it.  I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.  Together, we will make this the best school year ever!. 



Please note: When checking the homework calendar, all resources (ie, powerpoints, class notes, skills practice sheets, etc.) are located at  Each student will be given a group code to register and gain access for their class.




  If you have questions, please contact me at