Mrs. Katha Merucci is a native of Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a certified K-8 teacher and has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She comes to New Way Academy with many years of classroom-teaching experience, both in public and private schools. Mrs. Merucci can teach just about anything! In her career, she has taught all subjects and was a classroom teacher for 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. The years she was not teaching in the classroom, being super mom, she tutored numerous students of all ages, with various learning difficulties. In April of 2018, Mrs. Merucci was honored with the Teachers We Love Award from Arcadia News. Her love and passion for education are evident in all she does.
Mrs. Merucci loves to teach, create and design lessons that are hands-on, fun and applicable. She is known for her rhymes, songs, and tricks for learning. If you stroll by her classroom, don’t be surprised to hear singing, laughing and the kids doing something silly, all in the name of learning. Her classroom is a loving environment and she understands the needs of students that need that extra love, patience and care. Mrs. Merucci has two lovey daughters, both with learning differences. She understands the challenges as a parent, teacher, and the student. She has spunky spirit and her energy is contagious. She calls herself a coach, cheerleader, and teacher. She is excited to be teaching at New Way!
Outside the classroom, you will find Mrs. Merucci spending time with her husband, two daughters, her pups, and her cockatiel. Mrs. Merucci loves to waterski, dance Zumba, sing karaoke, play Bunko, kayak, volunteer with her daughter, and travel. She is always up for FUN and an adventure!