Making learning fun with Comics, Games, and Technology, through culturally relevant curriculum!
Children are the voices of the future! Please help me bring awareness to get laws changed to more resourceful ones! Everyday schools are throwing away so much good unused food away in front of students!
-Mizz Mercedez aka #YoKidzFavoriteTeacher
Journalist BECKY Z. DERNBACH Interviews Mizz Mercedez and finds out how she was born into Education and How she is using her #BlackGirlMagic to unlock her students super powers!
Mizz Mercedez sons Maro and Matthew hear her on the radio for the 1st time!
Mizz Mercedez opens and sees her comic book for the 1st time!
SMF toons are culturally relevant animated videos for elementary aged students. Videos feature interviews and have curriculum lesson plans featured in the DIY Project section.
DIY (Do IT Yourself) Projects are fun and creative. Each activity comes with a lesson plan and directions on how to do project. Some may include a video! Each project relates to one of the comics or SMF toons.
Play to unlock and design your own fairy and create your own shoes! (must be on computer) Available on google play apps under Sprinklemyfeet
Ni Hao! My name is Mercedes Yarbrough students know me as Miss Mercedes. I am a multi-racial woman mixed with Black, White, and Native American from the hite Earth Ojibwa tribe. I am a mother to 4 BOYS! Besides my family :) , I LOVE sneakers, sports, and creating new things. I have worked in the education system for 10 years, and am currently the Intervention Specialist at a Chinese Mandarin Immersion School in the Saint Paul Public School District in Minnesota. Over the last 10 years i specialized working in Special Ed, behavior, and spent my summers serving as a Freedom School Servant Leader Intern. During this time I became aware of the broken inequality in the school system. Much of the curriculum was outdated and was not culturally relevant to its students. Growing up I remember being the only brown girl in the room learning about slavery and all eyes were on me to see my reaction. I wanted to change that so I created curriculum that makes our kids of color feel empowered by their history and not ashamed. After covid I noticed how the world was shifting into a tech world. So decided to create Mizz Mercedez which is me in the virtual world making learning fun through Art, Games and Technology through culturally relevant curriculum. Besides creating I am a big advocate for LOVE IS POWER! I believe that whenever you do anything with love it will bring power to the situation. I give everyone I encounter LOVE whether its smiles, hugs, laughs.