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Hello! My name is Syndi Zimmerman and I have been a first grade teacher in New Albany for the past sixteen years. This school year I am transitioning my seventeenth year to an academic intervention teacher. I am beyond excited to be supporting students at The Primary School with math and reading in first, second and third grade!
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.
Outside of school, I stay busy with my family. My husband and I enjoy our roles as parents. Our son, Chancellor, is in kindergarten at the Early Learning Center. Chancellor is enjoying swimming and has tried many sports but is enjoying gymnastics the most. Our little girl, Harper, is turning two in September. She is always on the go trying to keep up with her big brother. She loves the pool and gymnastics just like her big brother!
During the summer, we were on the go with family activities. We went to the Columbus Zoo and Cosi. We played outside in the sprinkler and visited the pool to stay cool. We enjoyed the swing set in our yard and many playgrounds. We were very busy with a family move to an apartment as our new house is not yet finished. We also took our annual vacation to Cedar Point and enjoyed the beach, amusement park and water park. Chancellor and Harper loved all of the rides and water slides! We can’t wait to go on even more roller coasters 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!