Beginning Monday, January 23rd, the District will transition to a new Curriculum Director when long-time Southern Columbia Area educator Mrs. Brenda Monick passes the torch to Mrs. Stephanie Ziegmont, who had  previously served as Pottsville Area School District's  Director of Curriculum and Instruction. In welcoming Mrs. Ziegmont, we extend many thanks to Mrs. Monick, who since 1990, has provided Southern Columbia Area dedicated service as a teacher, K-6 Technology Coordinator, and Director of Curriculum. She has been heading the District's curriculum efforts since July 2009. We wish Mrs. Monick a long, happy, and fulfilling retirement!
Mrs. Ziegmont launched her teaching career in 1996, and had served as an 8th Grade Literature teacher before taking on instructional coaching duties for Pottsville Area in 2009. She served Pottsville Area as a "literacy coach" until becoming their Curriculum Director in 2012. Mrs. Ziegmont has a strong interest and expertise in literacy and looks forward to sharing her experiences and working with Southern Columbia Area to further enhance education in our School District.  "Southern Columbia has given me a wonderful opportunity to help make this district the best educationally in the region," stated Mrs. Ziegmont. "I look forward to working closely with the amazing faculty and staff to ensure the students receive a quality education and sense of fulfillment while at Southern. I am excited to be in a district that values academics, education, and their students!"
Mrs. Ziegmont majored in elementary education at Pennsylvania State University and graduated with high distinction in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  She earned a master’s degree in reading from Bloomsburg University in 1998. Mrs. Ziegmont also received a supervisory certificate in Curriculum and Instruction and a principal certificate from BU. Currently, she is pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University with intentions to graduate in May of 2020. She and her husband Carl have been married for 20 years and are the proud parents of Justin and Nick, both of whom are students at Tri-Valley High School in Hegins.
Welcome aboard Mrs. Ziegmont!  We wish you much success in your efforts to enhance and expand learning opportunities at SCA!!


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