• I was born in Houston, Texas, where I lived until 2000.  Since

    2003,  I have lived in North Carolina.  I graduated from

    Charles H. Milby High School from the Petro-Chemical Institute

    focusing in Laboratory Experiments and Studies, while attending

    an internship with the Exxon Chemical Plant.  I joined the

    U.S. Navy in 1990 and retired in 2016. I have traveled and

    enjoyed the cultures in over thirty countries in four continents. 

     

    I attended both the University of Houston and Rice University.

    I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in Mathematics with a minor

    in History.  I earned my Master of Science Degree in Information

    Systems and Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School in

    Monterey, California.  I also earned my Joint Professional Military

    Education Certification Phase I and II through the Naval War

    College and the Joint Forces Staff College.

     

    I serve as Scoutmaster of Troop 182 and Commander of American

    Legion Post 531, while serving as a volunteer and/or member with

    Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus, the Navy League,

    and Naval War College Foundation.

     

    I enjoy travelling and the outdoors, especially hiking and camping

    in the mountains.

    I believe that Mathematics is one of the subjects that all children

    should strive to understand and master, as it is critical to a

    successful career and life.

     

    Please, contact me with any questions/concerns.

     

    amercado@currituck.k12.nc.us

     

    JP Knapp: (252) 232-3107

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