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Welcome to Mrs. Zipfel’s 5th grade classroom. I will be your child’s Language Arts & Social Studies teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. This will be my 19th year teaching, and my 14th year at New Albany. I have been in 5th grade for 12 years & 4th grade for the past 2 years. I am thrilled to return to 5th grade because it is the best! I am lucky to have the opportunity to have some of my students from last year in my class again this year. 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 7th grade and plays volleyball. Hailey is in 6th grade and plays golf 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!