Bob Merski was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 14, 1975 and lived most of his life in the City of Erie.
Cathedral Preparatory School, Class of 1993
Mercyhurst College, B.A., Elementary Education, Class of 1999
Wilkes University, M.S., Educational Development and Strategies, Class of 2011
Various graduate coursework at Mercyhurst College, Gannon University and Edinboro University
Teacher for 13 years in various parochial and public schools in Erie, with one year teaching in Brooklyn, New York.
He is in his seventh year as a Special Education teacher at Wayne School in the Erie School District.
Coached basketball and soccer at various grade levels at Holy Family School in Erie and basketball at Wayne School in Erie.
Serves on the Executive Board of the Erie Education Association.
Co-founded the South East Hills Neighborhood Watch in 2007.
Established the South East Erie Farmers Market in 2009.
Serves on the boards on Erie Arts Opportunity and Economics Pennsylvania
Regional Advisory Board since 2009.
Co-chair of the Young Erie Professionals Civic Engagement Committee, 2011
Bob is a lifelong member of Holy Family Church.