About Mrs. Lorie Zylstra...
Position: 5th Grade Teacher
Phone: (480) 424-8545
Welcome to 5th grade CTA! My name is Lorie Zylstra and I love being a part of the fifth grade team at Rice.
My Education and Professional Background
I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. I have moved around and lived in Las Vegas, Seattle, and now finally here in Chandler. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Administration from UNLV. I worked in Human Resources for very large corporations, such as MGM Grand Hotel, Microsoft, and Intel. I took some time off when my girls were babies and then finally pursued my passion for teaching in 2006. I received my Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from ASU in 2007. I've now taught in CUSD for 15 years and 5th grade CTA is definitely my favorite so far.
My Educational Philosophy
Every child brings their own strength and uniqueness to the classroom. My passion is to guide students to help them learn for themselves through a variety of activities. I hope to teach kids to use their creativity and knowledge to be kind and clever individuals, and to teach kids not only academics, but to become problem solvers. My hope is that together we will make this the best year yet!