My name is Tammy Merz and I teach 1st grade at Jasper Elementary School. In 2013 I received a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, from Covenant College, on Lookout Mountain. I taught kindergarten for 5 years and have taught 1st grade for 2 years. I have lived in Marion County since I was 7 years old and graduated from Marion County High School in 1981. I have been married to my husband Pete for 33 years. I have a son Pierson who is a Sergeant in the Marine Corps. I have two grandkids, Eli, age 10, and Aevah, age 6. I love to hike, camp, fish, kayak, and spend time with my grandkids.