Mr. Merick came to Horizon from Cardinal Ridge Elementary School, in the South Riding area. There he was the Elementary School Dean. Throughout his career he has held many positions of leadership. As the Dean of Cardinal Ridge ES, he was the site test coordinator, special education designee for self-contained programs & speech programs, PBIS administrative contact, and discipline contact. He also assisted with evaluating staff and overseeing building management. Prior to his transition to Loudoun County Public Schools, Mr. Merick worked in Warren County Public Schools as a 7th grade US History teacher. In his tenure he was a member of the school leadership team, History Department Chair, PBIS committee chair, and Teacher Leader for Warren County Public Schools to the Region IV Performance Based Assessment Symposium. He is excited to be part of the Horizon Comet Family!