Ms. Merentie graduated from Illinois State University in 2014. BPES is her first teaching job! In the past she has coached tennis at a park district and has worked in a day care.
Ms. Merentie knows that education is important because it is one of the few things that no one can ever take away from you! She truly believes that “education is the most powerful tool to change the world”. Her goal is to eventually get her master’s degree in education and continue to inspire her students to reach their goals and become the best they can be.
Ms. Merentie teaches third/fourth grade at Brighton Park. She loves how hard BPES students work each day and loves the dedicated and nurturing staff. Ms. Merentie has coached the 7/8th Grade boys tennis team, as well as the 5/6th girls basketball teams.
Her family consists of her parents and younger brother, Chris. She loves to spend time with them and her friends, playing sports, shopping, and seeing a good movie!