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Hello 2nd-grade families and welcome to the 2022-23 school year!
My name is Jacqueline Mercer and I am a 2nd-grade teacher here at Ramsey Magnet School of Science. I received my degree from New York State University of Buffalo. This will be my fifth year teaching 2nd grade. Previously, I taught Special Education for 4 years and before that I taught in an Early Education classroom in New York. I can't express how excited I am to be on this adventure with your children. I believe in teaching with compassion, dedication, and enthusiasm. I am committed to helping students achieve academically while nurturing their unconditional self-acceptance and emotional well-being. My goal is to create caring and empathetic students who develop a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. I hope to ignite a spark that will inspire them to believe, grow, and seek the knowledge they need to figure out what moves them to make a difference in the world. I believe that students need to feel comfortable working, exploring, taking risks, and learning; therefore, I want my students to think of our classroom as a second home.
I grew up in New York and love to go back and visit, but Coeur d'Alene became our home 15 years ago and we love it. We have an 18-month-old golden retriever named Finn and he keeps us very happy and busy. When I am not teaching or playing at the river with Finn, I love reading, hiking, playing with my nieces and nephews, and baking. My husband and I love football and hockey and are always rooting for our NY teams (Go Bills!).