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Hello! My name is Syndi Zimmerman and I have been a first grade teacher in New Albany for the past fifteen years. This year will be my sixteenth year as a New Albany first grade teacher!
I knew I wanted to be a teacher at a very young age. I played “teacher” growing up in our basement with a large chalkboard in Ashland, Ohio. I attended Bowling Green State University and earned my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and two master’s degrees. One master’s degree is in Reading Education and the other master’s degree is in Gifted Education. I moved to Columbus shortly after obtaining my degrees.
For the first grade team, I coordinate a walking field trip to learn about long ago to The Ealy House. I also organize a special fundraiser to support the Columbus Zoo’s Partners In Conservation (PIC) program every spring for interested first grade classrooms.
Outside of school, I stay busy with my family. My husband and I enjoy our roles as parents. Our son, Chancellor, is in preschool at the Early Learning Center. Chancellor is enjoying swim classes and has tried art and baseball. In September, he will try soccer. We just expanded our family with a little girl, Harper, in September 2020. She is now crawling and is about to be walking soon! She loves swim class and story time.
During the summer, we went to the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay. We played outside in the sprinkler to stay cool and enjoyed the swing set in our yard and many playgrounds. We took our first family camping trip to Pennsylvania. It was fun to be with the whole family camping! We also took our annual vacation to Cedar Point and enjoyed the beach, amusement park and water park. Chancellor loves all of the rides and water slides! We hope Harper gets to enjoy them next year!
Being a teacher and mom takes most of my time, but I also love to read when I can. I also enjoy taking walks in our neighborhood and spending time outside. Summer is my favorite time of year. Some of my other favorites are below.
Favorite Thing To Do - spend time with my family
Favorite Season - summer
Favorite Color - blue
Favorite Movie - The Lion King
Favorite Pet - dog
Favorite Animals - hippopotamus & cow
Favorite Soda - pepsi
Favorite Food - pizza
Favorite Restaurant - Benihana
I can't wait for the school year to begin and look forward to meeting you soon!