Degrees and Certifications:

AIG certified Bachelor's Degree in English Journalism Degree

Mrs. Deanne Mertz

Welcome to the Home of the Spartans! 

My name is Deanne Mertz and I have been an English teacher for the past 18 years. While many of my years were spent in middle school, I have been with SSS for the past eight years. I call SSS home and am proud to a Spartan!  


I relocated to Wendell in 2012 from Fort Myers, Florida where I lived for 10 years. I was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pa. I grew up in the middle of Amish County and was a 1993 graduate of Conestoga Valley High School. I went on to attend West Chester University outside of Philadelphia where I graduated with a bachelor's in English. I was a news reporter for a few years until I stepped foot into the classroom- where I have found my home and continue to believe that our future leaders are sitting in my class.





    Welcome Back!!

    I hope you all had a great summer and are ready to get back to school. I know I am! 

    The Fall Semester will begin Monday, Aug. 29. 

    My Fall Schedule: 

    Block 1: English 4

    Block 2: AP Language and Composition

    Block 3: English 4 

    Block 4: Planning 


    Students will receive all the necessary paperwork and codes on the first day of class. I look forward to working with you all this year. 


    If you need to reach me for any reason, please email me at:



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