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 am going into my 15th year of teaching. While many of my years were spent in middle school, I have been with SSS for the past three years. This past year I took over the Yearbook/ Journalism class in hopes to revamp the program and promote the value of annual yearbooks. I currently teach English III and am also the sponsor for crochet club.
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.
Block 1- English III
Block 2- English III
Block 3- Yearbook/ Journalism
Block 4- Planning
Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...
The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.