Joshua Maerzke



Professional Biography

  • My name is Joshua Maerzke. I’m excited to be joining River Ridge High School for the 2019-2020 school year. This will be my first year at River Ridge High School. I’ve been teaching in North Thurston Public Schools for the past three years in the Social, Communication, and Learning Support (SCALS) program for students with Autism and Developmental Delays. In 2016, I received my Masters in Education (MAE) at Pacific Lutheran University. In 2017, I went back to school at the University of Washington to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Washington State. At River Ridge, I will be teaching students in the Emotional and Behavioral Support program working on social and emotional skills. 

    I am originally from Wisconsin. In 2004, I joined the United States Army and was stationed at Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) from 2005 until leaving the service in 2010. While in the military, I met my wife Lindsey, who is also a teacher in Washington. After working for the government for a few years, we decided to settle down and start our family. In 2016, we adopted and welcomed our now 13-year-old daughter to our home. On the weekend, our family enjoys movies, camping, board games, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.


    • 1st Period: Social and Emotional Learning
    • 2nd Period: Planning
    • 3rd Period: Consultation 
    • 4th Period: General Math
    • 5th Period: Social and Emotional Learning 
    • 6th Period: Social and Emotional Learning