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Doreen Merkle named VES's Celebrating Excellence in Education Awardee for 2020-21

Doreen Merkel teaches music at Vermillion Elementary School. She has taught with Maize for the past 16 years. During the 2020-21 school year, she was named one of 12 Celebrating Excellence in Education Award winners.

When asked what inspired her to pursue education, she said it was her passion for music and working with children. She said, “Music has always been a huge part of who I am. I have always enjoyed being around children, and those two things eventually collided.” Her favorite part of the day is making connections with students. She enjoys hearing children singing together. 

She hopes her students remember that their crazy music teacher loves them and cares about them. She also hopes they remember that music is an essential part of the human experience. 

We are proud to have Doreen as part of the OneMa1ze team!