About DaraMerz

Dara Merz is an ELA teacher at Amesbury High School. She has been in this field for over 15 years. Her classroom has a high level of arts integration which she is desperately trying to maintain as she witnesses more and more of the arts disintegrate with the budget cuts. Her personal involvement with the arts includes painting, crafting, and jewelry making. She has eclectic tastes in her creative processes! She is proud that her two children are following in her footsteps. “It is wonderful to see them love to create as much as I do!”
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DaraMerz has written 2 articles so far, you can find them below.


Captain Kirk Got it Wrong

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Tweet I know you will enjoy Dara’s writing here as she reflects on her time creating and awakening her brain.  I always enjoy sharing examples like this where teachers are inspired by the creative work they do.  ~EMP I have decided that Captain Kirk got it wrong. Space is not the final frontier…art is. It has […]

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One Rung Up

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Tweet Please enjoy a pre-reflection from one of this year’s Retreaters.  Dara is a HS English teacher who strives to bring arts integration into her work with students.  As this summer’s retreat begins, reflect with her on the importance of arts in the classroom as well as quality arts-infused PD for teachers.  ~EMP I was […]

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