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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 from Cleveland State University. 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. 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 we may be the only Northwestern fans in Columbus!