Joshua Maerzke

Professional Biography

  • My name is Joshua Maerzke. This will be my fourth year of teaching. Prior to joining the team at River Ridge High School, I taught the Social, Communication, and Learning Support (SCALS) program for students with Autism and Developmental Delays at Lakes Elementary for three years. 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 teach 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 Skills (Soc/Comm)
    • 2nd Period: Planning
    • 3rd Period: Consultation 
    • 4th Period: Social Psychology / General Mathematics 
    • 5th Period: Social Psychology 
    • 6th Period: Social Psychology 

Special Education Online Resources

Social and Emotional Learning Resources