Phone: school 352-671-7100 ext 56523
Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary grades 1-6 Middle Grade Integrated Curriculum grades 5-9 Middle Grade Math grades 5-9 I was a National Board Certified Teacher I was selected as Teacher of the Year at my school 3 times. I am a Marion County Golden Apple Teacher I was recognized by the state of Florida as a High Impact Teacher
Miss Mary Zorich
This is my 36th year of teaching. I started out as an elementary teacher where I taught one year in Minnesota. I then moved to Florida where I have completed 34 years of teaching in Marion County. As an elementary teacher, I taught 16 years at Oakcrest Elementary in grades 1, 4, and 5. The next five years were at Ward Highlands Elementary in grades 1, 2, and 3. I then moved to Osceola where this will be my 14th year of teaching middle school mostly in 6th and 7th grade math, although I have also taught 6th grade science.
Family is very important to me. My family lived in Pipestone, Minnesota where I grew up as the youngest of 4 children. I had 2 older sisters and one older brother. My dad was my middle school principal and my mom worked as a business manager for the Indian Shrine Association at the Pipestone National Monument. My parents were married for almost 69 years. Growing up I was active in Tennis, Basketball, Track, Golf, Chorus and Band (trumpet). When I leave school, I go home to my four cats, and one dog. I like hiking in the Smokies, kayaking, photography of nature, and volunteering at our local Marion County Humane Society after school or on weekends.