About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to 2nd Grade! Mrs. Zivkovich has been teaching at Gibbs School for 14 years. This year marks her second year teaching grade 2, she previously taught first grade! Mrs. Zivkovich graduated from Montclair State University with a B.A degree in Elementary Education. She later returned to her alma mater to complete an M.A. degree in Reading and become a certified Reading Specialist.
Second grade is a year of tremendous growth! Mrs. Zivkovich believes in creating a nurturing classroom environment in which students feel safe, secure, inspired and loved. If you take a peek in the door of 2Z, you will most likely see students gathered on the rug for a workshop meeting, working in groups with the use of manipulatives, reading with Mrs. Zivkovich during guided reading or curled up with a good book (it may even be a book the students wrote themselves!)
When Mrs. Zivkovich is not at school she enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid runner and enjoys running 5K races with her son in the jogging stroller!