Merritt Pace

Transitional Kindergarten

Merritt Pace earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Winthrop University in South Carolina, and has been teaching for over 20 years in a variety of public and Christian school settings. Mrs. Merritt is married to Steven Pace, who is the Senior Pastor of Decatur Bible Church. Their son, Sam, is a 2023 graduate of Grace Christian and will attend Grace College in Indiana in the fall. In her spare time, Mrs. Merritt enjoys reading Christian fiction, teaching ladies’ Bible studies, and decorating dollhouses. One of her favorite Bible verses is Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, do it with all your heart.” Mrs. Merritt’s prayer is that her classroom would prepare students academically and spiritually for their next steps in life.

Job Description/Class Overview:

Transitional Kindergarten serves as a bridge linking preschool and five-year-old kindergarten. TK is taught using a variety of activities including structured lessons, paper/pencil activities, projects, games, songs, and movement. Mrs. Merritt’s daily instruction includes Math, Phonics, Handwriting, Science or Social Studies, and Bible. In addition to daily Bible lessons, biblical concepts are integrated into all subject areas throughout the day. Lessons are taught using curriculum from both Abeka and BJU Press. Mrs. Merritt strives to create a positive classroom environment full of smiles, fun, and laughter.