Ms. Mercado has been a teacher for the L.A. unified school district for many years. she is a hardworking teacher and dedicates all her time to her students, aside from being a single parent of two daughters, one 3yrs old and the other a college student. This teacher was recentley fired under false accustaions, and now has lost her job and credibiltity, both in which she has worked her whole life for. Ms.Mercado has strived for her students to succeed by introducing them to the world of cosmotolegy and winning competitions. she deserves her job, and should not be fired because of a principles wrong authority.