Mr. Merle was born in Denver, Colorado, but grew up in Ponca City, Oklahoma. His wife is also an educator in IPS. He began his teaching career at a charter school in Dallas, Texas where he spent four years and then taught for two years at an international school in Johannesburg, South Africa. He started teaching at Shortridge in the Fall of 2015. He currently teaches Diploma Program Theory of Knowledge and serves as the MYP Coordinator for grades 9 and 10, but has also taught history, geography, Spanish and physical education over the course of his career.



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. International and Area Studies, emphasis on Latin America – University of Oklahoma