Merrill, Autumn-1st Grade

My name is Autumn Merrill and I am part of the first grade team! I graduated from Mars Hill University in 2016. I am a North Carolina certified teacher in Elementary Education. I live in Woodfin with my fiance and dog and cat. This is my first year at Johnston Elementary. Last year, I was an Instructional Assistant in Kindergarten and First Grade at Jones Elementary, and previously worked as an Instructional Assistant at Hominy Valley.   A fun fact the kids love hearing is that before working in schools I actually worked at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!  This means I am partial to sharing favorite Disney songs and telling some of my “behind the scenes” stories! I grew up in Madison County, but I’ve been an Asheville local my entire life.  I love the mountains and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy a good cup of coffee, reading a good book, pizza, painting and going to the movie theatre.   1st grade