Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. Secondary Special Education, University of West Alabama B.A. Elementary Education with Special Education Endorsement, Boise State University National Board Certified Teacher (2018)

Mrs. Merri Gardunia

I have been teaching for 19 years.  Our family has lived in many different places due to the fact that my husband was active duty in the US Army.  I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho.  I graduated from Boise State University in 1999 with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsement in Special Education K-12.  I received my Master's Degree from University of West Alabama in 2008.  My first teaching job was at Bozeman High School in Bozeman, Montana.  Next was Sierra Vista Middle School in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Then on to New Providence Middle School in Clarksville, TN. Next was Mountain Gap Middle School in Huntsville.  I taught six years at Hazel Green High School before finally coming to Sparkman Middle School in 2016.  I have been married for 28 years.  I have two sons, Chad and Caden.  Chad is a police officer for Decatur City Police, and Caden is a student at SMS.  We are a foster family and enjoy mentoring young children.  I love animals with lots of evidence in the form of animal hair all over my house.