Mr. William Ronald Merritt Jr., is a Delaware native and a product of the Appoquinimink School District, graduating from Middletown High School in 2005. He graduated, with honors, from Hampton University in 2009, where he received his Bachelor's of Arts in Music Education. This year will be his eighth year teaching music and directing instrumental and choral ensembles at Caravel Academy. Mr. Merritt is also the Boys and Girls Head Track and Field coach, winning coach of the year in 2013. In addition, Mr. Merritt is the advisor for the Senior Tri-M Music Honor Society, serving Caravel Academy and the community through musical service. Mr. Merritt is a member of Delaware Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. In his spare time, he likes to fish, hike, bowl, cycle and spend time with his family.