What brings Mary Jane Merritt joy? Being a Christian, a wife and mother, and being a teacher. Mrs. Merritt has been a Christian for more than 50 years, and she says that Jesus is her best friend and she depends on Him for everything. She has been celebrating her wedding anniversary since Dec. 15, 1973. Mrs. Merritt has five grown children, each of whom graduated after attending Mission Hills Christian School (now RSM Christian School). Mrs. Merritt also has five grandchildren.
Mrs. Merritt began teaching in 1969 and joined Mission Hills Christian School in 1989. She has been teaching kindergarten since 1991 and loves coming to work. She claims that the teachers and staff are her close friends, her students are always the “best class in the world,” and the parents are very dear to her. She enjoys teaching the Bible and helping the children have a closer walk with Jesus, teaching reading and math, and planning fun activities for the children.