Phone: 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
Miss Mary Zorich
This is my 35th 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 taught in Marion County for 34 years. 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 13th year of teaching middle school mostly in 6th and 7th grade math, although I have also taught 6th grade science. People often ask if I preferred elementary or middle school. I tell them in elementary, the students loved you as a teacher, while in middle school - not so much. I enjoy the curriculum in middle school as well as the personalities of the middle school students. I love teaching math!
Family is very important to me. My father and mother lived in Minnesota, but now live in Okeechobee, Fl. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. My dad was my middle school principal. I am the youngest of 4 children with two sisters, and one brother.
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.