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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 northeast Ohio and have four older sisters and two younger brothers.  My husband and I relocated to Georgia in 1987.  We have four daughters ranging in ages from 11-30, two of whom have graduated from college and are working in science fields.  The oldest is employed as a lab  technician and her younger sister as an industrial engineer.  My youngest two daughters are still in public school, one attends Kell and the other attends Palmer. I am one of the original teachers who helped open Palmer in 2001.  Of my 19 years teaching experience, I have only taught eigth grade with nine of those years being in earth science and the other nine in physical science.  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.  My hobbies include painting, landscaping, and cake decorating.  My favorite professional sports teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penquins.  My goal is for each and everyone 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!.