Mrs. Jessica Merrall

Phone: 919-553-1977


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology

Mrs. Jessica Merrall

Hi! My name is Jessica Merrall and I am a 4th grade teacher. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. This year will be my eleventh year teaching at River Dell. Before I came to River Dell, I taught at Micro Pine Level Elementary and prior to that, I taught in Houston, Texas. So in all, next year will be my 20th year teaching! I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. My passion is teaching Math. My goal is to develop that passion in my students. 

I am happily married and have two pet children. My hobbies include swimming, gardening, reading, and taking long walks with my family.

I am looking forward to working with you and your child next year. 



  • Have a fun and safe summer! I am looking forward to meeting you in August!! 




JCPS Announcements

School Announcements

  • Volunteers Needed

    River Dell PTA will be having a Holiday Lunch for the Teachers and Staff and are looking for donations to help with the lunch. Please have all items to the office by Wednesday Dec 12th. Desserts, please have to the school by 9am Friday Dec. 14th. Thank you for your help making this a successful lunch. Click on the link below to sign up!

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  • River Dell Chorus to Perform at Christmas Tree Lighting

    River Dell Chorus will be performing at the Flowers Plantation Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st. Please click on the flier below for more information:

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  • CogAT Information for 3rd Grade

    During the weeks of November 26-December 7, third grade students in Johnston County will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test. The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child. Please on the links below to learn more information.

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  • Remind 101 for Cafeteria Updates

    A Remind 101 page has been created for the RDE cafeteria. This page will be updated daily with information about the menu, the national days and weeks we will be celebrating in the cafeteria, and vital information for teachers and parents about lunch accounts. Here’s the link:

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  • Parent Night: Standards Based Teaching & Learning

    We had a parent information night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning planned for September 20th. Due to the hurricane and its impact on our schedules, we have had to postpone that meeting. We now have the rescheduled date. We will have our parent night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning on Tuesday, October 16th from 6pm to 7pm in our cafeteria. We will also have our PTA share some very important information at the beginning of that meeting as well.

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