Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My name is Mandy Zarger and I am going to be your child’s First Grade teacher. I am very happy to be a part of the Union Academy family. We are going to have a great school year!
Let me tell you a little about my teaching experiences and myself. I have taught Kindergarten, First, and Second grades in three different states. I am from a small town in Western New York where I went to SUNY Geneseo for my undergraduate teaching degree. I began my teaching career in New York. I moved to Virginia and I met my husband Chris. I taught in Virginia and received my Master’s Degree in Education during this time. We moved to the Charlotte area in 2006 and I taught in Charlotte and at Rocky River Elementary in Union County. This will be my 16th year of teaching and my third year at Union Academy!
I have two beautiful children, Lia and Logan. My daughter Lia will be in eighth grade and my son Logan will be a fourth grader at UA. I enjoy traveling, especially to see family and to the beach. I love to watch baseball and football and to go running. One of my favorite things is to read with kids. Some day I’d love to write a children’s book.
I look forward to meeting you and working with your child. Your child will learn many new skills and strategies as a first grader. I will work hard to keep you updated about class information via newsletters or the website for our classroom. Please feel free to contact me at any time at my school email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the school telephone number, 704-238-8883, with questions or concerns regarding your child.