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Hi!  My name is Glenda Merrell and I love teaching third grade.  Teaching is a "second" career for me.  I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations.  After a number of stressful years working in media and marketing, I opted for a change.  I spent several years as a stay-at-home mom raising our young children, and it was during that time that I realized how much I love helping kids learn.  As such, I decided to pursue an alternative teaching certification and began my new career as an elementary school teacher. 

My family and I live in Hudson on seven acres and enjoy sports, outdoor activities and family time. My husband, Danny, is the Operations Manager and an on-air personality for KICKS 105.  We have three beautiful children who keep us beyond busy. Chandler is currently a SENIOR in college at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas (Eat 'Em Up Cats)!  Chase is a SENIOR at Hudson High School and is active in basketball, track and band.  Cullen is our youngest and she is a seventh grader at Hudson Middle School.  Cullen keeps us busy with cross country, soccer and piano.  My mother-in-law, Toni, also lives with us and works tirelessly to keep our household running smoothly.