Mrs. Zirbel



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Mrs. Zirbel

Middle School Science
Room # 174
Phone:  (262)-537-3924
Twitter:  @mzirbs      #wcsflight
As summer comes to an end, I am really excited to come back to Wheatland Center School as the Middle School science teacher for my tenth year.  It is my goal to ensure that EVERY student is able to make connections to how science, math, engineering, and technology are relevant to their everyday lives and leaves Wheatland feeling prepared for high school science and engineering courses.  I believe that all students are able to learn and will work to guide them through different labs, projects, investigations, and activities to make certain that they are able to do so in a positive environment.

Wheatland's participation in the Gateway to Technology Program is an exciting way to get students involved in engineering, science, and math.  With units such as Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, Energy and the Environment, Magic of Electrons, Science of Technology, and Flight and Space, all students get hands on experience in computer aided design, the design process, simulation software, robotics, and many other topics.  Its an invigorating curriculum, and I can't wait to get started!

My educational background includes a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry from Carthage College.  I minored in Secondary Education (Grades 6-12), Spanish, and Broad-field Science.  In 2014, I completed a Master's in Educational Leadership from Carthage College.  Previous teaching experience includes 9-Lab Science (a mixture of chemistry and physics) and Chemistry in the Community for 11th and 12th grade at Washington Park High School in Racine and 8th grade science at Mahone Middle School in Kenosha.  

When I’m not at school, my hobbies include spending time with my family, playing with my dog, Clover, scrapbooking, quilting, and reading.  I also love to travel, hike, canoe, and camp.  As children, my sister and I made a goal to see every National Park in the U.S. and it’s a pastime that is always cherished.

 Remember:  "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known!"  ~ Dr. Carl Sagan