• Welcome to Ms. Van de Merghel's English Language Arts class!


    Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

    With the closing of schools, students are being overwhelmed with information and anxiety.  Middle and high school students are trying to make sense of assignments from SIX DIFFERENT TEACHERS on a variety of online learning platforms!  We understand that this is a time of adjustment.  Please don't let yourself get too stressed out about school.  Remember, your teachers are here for you.  We are still your teachers!  PLEASE do not be afraid to reach out to us.  We want to help you.  That's our JOB!

    So, I'm trying to make things easier.  If this doesn't make sense to you, call me!  I will answer any questions you have!

    Distance Learning Letter from Ms. VDM

    Alphabetized Links for Ms. VDM's Class


    About Ms. Van de Merghel

    Ms. Van de Merghel has been teaching since 2004.  She loves reading, teaching, and learning. She has taught first grade as well as grades four through nine in both Catholic and public schools in Santa Ana.  She was chosen as the SAUSD Intermediate District-Wide Teacher of the Year in 2014-2015. She has a Multiple Subject Credential (to teach elementary school) as well as a Single Subject Credential in English (to teach through high school).  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and a Master of Science degree in Education focusing on Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Staff Development.  Ms. Van de Merghel is thrilled to teach English Language Arts at MacArthur.