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Welcome to Mrs. Zipfel’s 5th grade classroom. I will be your child’s Language Arts & Social Studies teacher for this year. I started teaching 5th grade here in 2003. Prior to moving to Columbus, I taught 3rd & 4th grade for 3 years in Toledo Public Schools & 2 years in 5th grade in Cleveland Municipal Schools.
I graduated with a Bachelors of Education from The University of Toledo. Go Rockets! After moving back home to Strongsville, I earned my Masters of Educational Administration. During my last year in Cleveland Municipal Schools, I was a substitute administrator when my principal was out of the office. During that time, I met my husband who lived in Columbus so I moved. I was so lucky to join the wonderful 5th grade team at New Albany.
My husband and I have two beautiful girls, Hannah and Hailey, who attend Olentangy Schools. Hannah is in 9th grade and plays volleyball. Hailey is in 8th grade and competes in dance. These two ladies keep us very busy with their schedules! We love watching football together, but we are a house divided! Hannah and I love the Steelers while Curt and Hailey love the Browns. We agree on college football, but may be the only Northwestern fans in Columbus!