My name is Crystie Hooker, the new fourth grade teacher. I recently moved to Merced from Texas, and am very excited to be a part of the Our Lady of Mercy community! I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I am certified to teach Pre-K through 6th grade in both Texas and California. I am passionate about education and the Catholic faith. For the past two years, I taught at a St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School in Richardson, Texas. Sharing my faith with my students is a truly rewarding experience, and I am thankful for the opportunity to continue my journey at Our Lady of Mercy School.