3435 Canyon Crest Ave.
Washington, UT 84780
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3rd Grade Team

Darlene Mertin

Mrs. Mertin

Position:  3rd Grade Teacher

Classroom #:12

E-mail: darlene.mertin@washk12.org

Getting to Know Me: I grew up in Salt Lake City where I graduated with my teaching degree from the University of Utah, and later earned my masters of education degree from Southern Utah University.  My family made the move to St. George for warmer weather and we LOVE living in Dixie.  My family likes four-wheeling, camping, and playing games together.  I love to read, shop, have lunch with friends, and attend movies.  I am passionate about learning new things!  I delight in learning from and teaching students!  


 Jill Brickey 2

Ms. Brickey

Position:  3rd Grade Teacher

Classroom #:11

E-mail: jill.brickey@washk12.org

Getting to Know Me: I was born and raised in St. George Utah. My father taught band at Woodward (the 6th grade center) for many years and I would often help him correct papers and work at his school. I began to love teaching and have always loved working with children! As I worked at a daycare teaching preschool and then after opening my own preschool for a few years before going back to school to enter the education program.

I earned my Bachelors in Education at Dixie State University. This is my third year teaching third grade and I love it! Third graders are at a really fun age and the classroom is always full of interesting ideas and conversations.

I have a son and a dog, Laszlo. We enjoy camping, swimming, and traveling. Our goal is to visit all 50 states. We have 13 down, 37 more to go…


Mikayla Makert

Ms. Mackert

Position:  3rd Grade Teacher

Classroom #:9

E-mail: mikayla.makert@washk12.org

Getting to Know Me: I was raised in the St. George area, and love living here in the warm weather. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree from Dixie State University with an ESL endorsement. It is my second year teaching, and I feel very lucky to work at Coral Canyon! 


Lee Finlinson

 Mr. Finlinson

Position:  3rd Grade Teacher

Classroom #:19


Getting to Know Me: This is my sixth year teaching and my first year teaching third grade. I graduated from Dixie State College in 2010. Go Rebels! I currently have an ESL endorsement and I just finished my Masters in Education with an Administrative Endorsement through S.U.U. In 2009 I married my beautiful wife Paula. We have three amazing daughters so that means my favorite colors need to be pink and purple. I enjoy teaching all subjects especially math. My hobbies include sports, eating, and traveling.

Coral Canyon Elementary School