Hello, Mustang Family! My name is Hang Nguyen and I am one of the PE teachers here at Merrill.
This is my first year teaching. I graduated from ISU and now live here in DSM with my golden retriever, two cats, and boyfriend. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and kayaking.
I look forward to getting to know your student(s) and hopefully inspiring them to live active lifestyles.”
Hi, I’m Mary O’Connor and I am one of the PE teachers here. I’ve been at Merrill for 10 years, and I have over 30 years in the district. Yes, I have taught children of some of my first students. Our associate principal Mrs. Kennedy was also a student of mine. Time flies.
Mr. O’Connor is also a teacher at Merrill, he teaches 8th gr. Individuals and Societies. This is the last year of teaching for both of us. We are looking forward to being retired and doing some traveling when it is not the hottest part of the year.
The teams I root for are the Miami Dolphins (I was born there), the Chicago Cubs (Mr. O’Connor turned me on to them), and the Drake Bulldogs (I graduated from there).
Hello! My name is Kaleigh Snyder and I am one of the Physical Education and Health Teachers at Merrill Middle School. This will be my first-year teaching at Merrill Middle School as well as my third-year teaching.
I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family. I like to spend my time outdoors or at the gym. My favorite outdoor activity is disc golf.