Mrs. Zimmerman's Class Page
Grade: Sixth Grade Homeroom
Class Color: Purple
Mrs. Lisa Zimmerman has had teaching experience ranging from elementary to high school since 1996. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in English and earned her M.A. in Secondary Education as well as a preliminary California Teaching Credential from Loyola Marymount University. She recently cleared her teaching credential at Mount St. Mary's College. Mrs. Zimmerman distinguished herself through her memberships in Alpha Sigma Nu, a national Jesuit honor society based on scholarship, loyalty, and service, and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education which recognizes scholarship and excellence in education.
She was born and raised in Encino, California and is a product of the Catholic school system, having graduated from St. Charles Borromeo and Notre Dame High School. Mrs. Zimmerman continues to support Catholic schooling, not only through her teaching, but also by sending both of her children to Catholic schools. Both of her children are alumni of St. Cyril and currently attend Catholic High School.
“Teaching is not simply what I do; it is who I am,” comments Mrs. Zimmerman. “I want my students to leave my room knowledgeable, confident young adults who are leaders in their communities.” She strives to be an advocate for her student’s needs, creating a learning environment that is both nurturing and stimulating. Teaching is about educating the whole person, academically and spiritually. It is about creating a dialogue between the teacher, the students and the parents. It is about helping them take what they have learned and make connections to the world in which they live. Teaching is about making the material relevant and alive.