Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education (K-8) Minor: Reading ESL Certified GT Certified
Mrs. Susan Mertz
Mrs. Mertz is a 5th grade teacher who is currently teaching Math and Social Studies. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in 1987 with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in reading. This is her 30th year in the classroom working with elementary students. Mrs. Mertz began her career in Aldine ISD in Houston, Texas teaching 1st, 3rd,and 4th grades and was a Skills Specialist her last 7 years in Aldine on two elementary campuses, before moving with her family to the Hill Country 15 years ago. She is married to her husband of 30 years, Brice Mertz, who is also a teacher in Boerne ISD. They have two children who have been a part of the Boerne school system. Their son, Jacob, graduated from Boerne High in 2008 and their daughter, Elle, is currently a sophomore at Boerne High this school year.
Mrs. Mertz always knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was a young girl. She has had several teachers from first grade through college who were a positive impact on her life and she always wanted to have the same impact, if not more, on each student that entered her classroom. Mrs. Mertz believes being able to be a part of her students' academic lives as well being able to witness the growth from August to May of each child is such a special privilege. She continues to love what she does each and every day and looks forward to many more years in being a part of Boerne ISD.