Sarah Mertz has been in education for the past ten years. As Principal of VCP-Maryvale, Sarah is able to support all of the teachers in ensuring that they are delivering the best possible education to all of Visat College Preparatory students. Prior to entering this role, Sarah was Vice Principal and Principal in Residence at the Hadley campus, where she was previously a founding kindergarten teacher and first grade teacher. Sarah began her teaching career in Anthem, Arizona, teaching first grade for two years. She then moved back to Wisconsin and continued her education at Concordia University Wisconsin, while also coaching the Volleyball team for the University for two years, while teaching third grade and then middle school. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education with minors in Adaptive Education and Elementary Math from Concordia University Wisconsin.