Our Principal

 Vicki Merritt



Degrees and Certifications:

Vicki Merritt

Ms. Vicki Rose Merritt comes to the Union County Public Schools with a rich educational background. She has over 19 years of diversified educational experiences that range from classroom teaching to instructional leadership on the elementary, middle and college levels.

Her experience spans to the public, nonprofit, as well as community organizations: 90/90/90 Schools, Honor Schools of Excellence, and Schools of High Growth. Ms. Merritt has received district, state and national recognition as an educator throughout the years. Her proven ability to effect change, through her natural way of connecting with stakeholders and love for her work, is one of her most striking characteristics.

Ms. Merritt’s educational motto is “I have a passion for teaching and learning that can’t be quenched by mediocrity.” She believes that the quality that best describes her as a leader is ‘balanced’.

She shares that “happy people-make-happy schools” and believes that “learning should always be fun”. She wants to continue to cultivate this as Principal of Sun Valley Middle School.

Ms. Merritt enjoys spending quality time with her son and family as she believes that this is a #1 priority. Ms. Merritt is delighted to be a Spartan!