Mr. Michael Merritte



Degrees and Certifications:

Double BS Degree Speech Communication and Sociology Certified in English

Mr. Michael Merritte

Professional Communication and Debate Teacher

Hi, my name is Michael Merritte and I teach 9th through 12th grade at Galveston Ball HS. I have been teaching since 1977 at Weis Middle School and Ball HS. As a BOI and 1972 BHS grad, I think Ball HS is an awesome place to learn and work! I challenge students every year to do their best and to be successful products of their community, but not without the guidance and support from myself and their school. I encourage parents to be active participants in their child’s education. My philosophy- it is not where you come from, it is where you are determined to go. Nobody and nothing would deter me from being successful and a productive person in my community. I spend all my spare time with my family and my speech and debate family/team. I enjoy history, movies, cooking, interior design, reading and sports. I graduated from Texas A & I University (now Texas A&M Kingsville), with a double Bachelor of Science degree in speech communication and sociology. I also lettered four years on the A&I Nationally recognized speech and debate team, winning Interpreter of the year in 1975, 76, 77. My first career choice was public relations and drama.

I am a 41 year teaching veteran, all four decades with GISD.