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This is Mrs. Merlo’s 14th year teaching and she is very excited to be working at Ashburn Elementary School this year! She grew up in New Jersey right outside of NYC and came from a family of fine artists. She got her BA at Virginia Tech in Graphic Arts minoring in Industrial Design. She then received her ME at Virginia tech in Technology Education. After pursing her degrees, she worked at Sony Pictures Animation, Fox Studio Networks and for VTech varsity football as a photographer/graphic artist. She also is a freelance artist and has done anything from glass blowing to graphics and shooting weddings. She then decided to pursue teaching and has been very happy teaching the past 14 years.
In her spare time, she enjoys any form of art, riding bikes, yoga, photography, traveling, working on the farm and mostly spending time with her 2 kids, husband and dog.
She is really looking forward to the school year and hopes you find her class fun, inspiring and motivational.
Visit her Weebly website for the most up-to-date information for ART or try a lessonw ith heron her YouTube Channel!