Mrs. Andersen joined the Merrill Middle School team last year bringing 13 years of teaching experience in special education primarily in the Middle School setting. Prior to teaching in Iowa, she taught in Raleigh, NC where she earned Teacher of the Year in 2016. Veronica works hard to connect with every student academically to provide strategies for success and personally to help strengthen their self-confidence to enhance their learning capabilities. She is one of the eldest of 9 siblings and was born and raised in Illinois.
Debra (Deb) Copeland
This is my 22nd year of teaching, all here at Merrill. I work with students who have math and behavior goals. My day is spent teaching social skills and co-teaching two 8th grade math classes. My goal is to help students reach their full potential and prepare them for high school.
I live in Clive with my husband and two girls. As a family we enjoy watching Gilmore Girls, Survivor, Amazing Race, and the Great British Baking Show together. In my spare time I enjoy reading, going on walks with our mini Goldendoodle, playing board games, and going on family vacations.