Zimmermann, M.

    Hello My Name Is...

Margie Zimmermann

  

Welcome to My Classroom

Hello wonderful KCS students and parents. It is a pleasure to be working together this year. I have held a variety of positions in this profession over my 22 year career, but love the honorable and wonderful title of classroom teacher the most. I have a wonderful family; I am married to Mr. Tom and have 3 amazing children who all are successful students, or former students, in KCS.  The Zimmermanns enjoy traveling, playing indoor and outdoor games, reading, swimming or relaxing at home.

 

 

 

Feel free to contact me by email or by school phone at (704) 932-4102 or margie.zimmermann@kcs.k12.nc.us

 

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:           Let's Go Buffalo!

 

I received both my Bachelors & Masters Degrees in Elementary Education and Reading from the State University New York at Buffalo and my AIG Certification from UNC Charlotte in 2016.  I have held a variety of positions both in and out of the classroom over the course of my career.  I am passionate about inspiring students and teachers alike.  I spent  6 years teaching in Buffalo and 4 years in CMS before moving on to mentoring a case-load of new teachers in CMS for 3 years.  I was a Lateral Entry “Boot Camp” trainer for a year,  assisting those crossing over into the profession from other careers. 
Since the move to Kannapolis, I have helped mentor and train teachers using the Professional Learning Community model of collaborative team meetings, as well as returning to the classroom (my favorite place to be).  I am excited to bring my knowledge and talents to Honors/AIG students.  I love new adventures and embrace new challenges. 

 "Every child is entitled to the promise of a teacher's optimism, enthusiasm, time and energy."  -Carol Ann Tomlinson
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My Teaching Formula :     
Rigor + relevance + interest + variety + collaboration + humor = My ideal learning environment.
I believe in a growth mindset and how it can influence present & future success. I share brief, informational lessons with students weekly.


Favorite life quote:  “Continue to refine the process constantly & forever!”


Things parents/guardians can do to help:
Be active participants in your child's life and support public education. Encourage reading a variety of texts often.

 

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