Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Mary Jo Merritt. I am a School Pyschological Examiner on the District Assessment Team. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. I earned my Master's Degree at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. I obtained my School Psychological Examiner's certification at the same time. Currently, I serve Freedom Elementary and Waynesville Sixth Grade Center. Upon receiving a referral, I conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the need for special education and/or enrichment services (LEAP). Upon completion of a special education evaluation, a staffing is held to review results and determine the existence of a disability under IDEA guidelines. In addition to conducting evaluations, I also serve as a resource for parents and teachers in need of intervention strategies. I welcom questions. If I can be of any service, please contact me at Freedom Elementary (573-842-2100, Ext 3765).