Mrs. Maerke

    The 2018-2019 school year is my eighth year teaching English, and I'm excited to be working with the new class of 6th graders, along with Mrs. Young, Mrs. Holzer, Mrs. Woods, and Mrs. Kesterson. We’ve got a very strong team, and I know that with each new day, we’ll find new opportunities for learning and growth.
    How to say "Maerke": Imagine a cold cow says "mrrr" instead of "brrr" + "key = mrrkey. Or if you want the "boring explaination", it is pronounced "murky" as in dirty water.  :) 
    Teacher: Kristin Maerke
    6th Grade English Language Arts
    Ozark Middle School
    3600 State Hwy NN,
    Ozark, MO 65721
    classroom phone: (417) 582-5903
    email: kristinmaerke@ozarktigers.org
    Contact: Email is the best way to contact me since my classroom phone does not ring during school hours. After receiving an email, I will make every attempt to respond within 24 hours. The best time to call would be before school, 7:10-7:30, or after school, 2:50-3:15.
    Just a bit about me:
    I grew up in Springfield, Missouri and graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2007 with a degree in Acting and Stage Directing. After graduating, I spent two years managing a Cold Stone Creamery in Fayetteville, Arkansas before returning to Springfield to earn my teaching degree at Missouri State University. In 2016, I completed a Masters of Education in Literacy from Evangel University. I enjoy volunteering at my church, eating pizza, reading, going to the theatre, visiting National Parks, watching English Premier League Soccer, but most of all enjoy hanging out with my wonderful husband, Thomas (an Educational Technology Specialist for Republic High School) and our daughter Magnolia. We also have a spunky terrier who keeps us on our toes. 

    I absolutely love working with middle school students and being an Ozark Tiger! It's going to be a great year. 

    Mrs. Maerke's first day of school Mrs. Maerke's first day of Kingergarten


    The Maerke Family
    We love going to the beach!
    Arches National Park
    Hiking at Arches National Park