Zoe Sippel

Zoë taught second grade for 12 years at Stuart Hall for Boys in San Francisco, a unit of Sacred Heart Schools which operates more than 150 schools and colleges in 41 countries around the world. From Stuart Hall, Zoë moved on to Santa Catalina Lower School in Monterey, where she taught first grade for 11 years. While there, she won the most prestigious honor the school awards a faculty member. Zoe was trained by Lucy Calkins, internationally known Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, who developed state-of-the-art teaching methods used around the world. Zoë, who has been a reading teacher for 23 years, brings a passion for teaching children how to unlock the mystery of decoding. She loves to teach reading and writing in small group settings which ensures that every child learns to read in an environment where they can take academic risks as a reader and a writer.