Phone: (910) 378-9306


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, English Education 6-12 North Carolina Central University AIG Certification UNC Wilmington

Mrs. Marisha Merchant

I am a graduate of Onslow County Schools (White Oak High School class of 2008), and I'm excited about having returned home as I began my own family.  I married the love of my life, Jonathan (also a WOHS alumnus), Memorial Day weekend of 2019, and shortly after we welcomed into the world our precious baby girl, Aniyah.  Almost exactly two years later, our family grew by another set of tiny feet as we welcomed our youngest daughter, Aria.

I was a participant in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program at North Carolina Central University in Durham, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English Education (with a minor in Writing) and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012.

West Craven High School: English II and IV (2012-2013)
Havelock Middle School: Grade 7 ELA and Cheer Coach (2013-2015)
HJ MacDonald Middle School: Grade 8 ELA (2015-2018)
Southwest Middle School: Grade 7 ELA (2018-2020 and 2021-2022)
Onslow Virtual School: Grade 6 ELA (2020-2021)
White Oak High School: English and AVID Elective (2022-Present)

Member of Craven County Schools' 2012-2013 Rookie Team
Principal's Pride award for 2013-2014
Highest EVAAS growth in ELA at Southwest Middle for 2018-2019
Tech Savvy Teacher of the Year at White Oak High School for 2022-2023
AVID Teacher of the Year at White Oak High School for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024

Some of my favorites....
STORES: Target, Walmart, Dollar Tree, and Amazon
HOBBY: binge-watching shows on Netflix, Hulu, etc.
CANDY: Snickers and Raisinets
COLORS: green and purple
DRINK: Mountain Dew