Katie Merritt

Media Arts Teacher

Katie Merritt has been the media arts teacher at Darlington since 2017. She holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and multiple certifications and endorsements, including Certified Journalism Educator. She taught in the Hillsborough County Florida school district for the past 12 years and most recently taught English and served as yearbook adviser at Steinbrenner High School in Tampa. She was Steinbrenner's Teacher of the Year in 2016. This past year, Merritt was District 4 co-director for the Florida Scholastic Press Association and was a nominee for FSPA Teacher of the Year in District 4. She has also served on a Local Planning Committee for the National Scholastic Press Association.

Advanced Media: Yearbook
The Newsroom
College Education
B.A. University of South Florida

Merritt earns Master Journalism Educator certification

February 15, 2019
Katie Merritt, Upper School media arts teacher, has earned the Master Journalism Educator certification from the Journalism Education Association.

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Newsroom students launch new website for the Darlingtonian

September 24, 2018
Upper School Newsroom editors and staff have been working diligently on redesigning the Darlingtonian and are proud to announce its launch.

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The Struggle is Real (for Teachers, Too!)

Fine Arts | Katie Merritt, September 22, 2017
Early in the year teachers were presented with the question: “How do we help our students struggle?” in the understanding that the struggle leads to growth through learning. Though I tried to answer the question, I was overwhelmed with my own question: How can I help students struggle when I am trying to come to terms with my own struggle?

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Merritt to teach media arts at Upper School

August 16, 2017
Katie Merritt has joined the Darlington Community as media arts teacher at the Upper School.

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School welcomes new faculty and staff

August 7, 2017
Darlington is pleased to welcome the following new faculty and staff members for the 2017-18 school year. All will begin Aug. 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

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