Meet Mrs. Z.

Mrs. Zurkuhlen
Spalding University BA in Elementary and Secondary Education
Eastern Kentucky University Principalship/ Instructional Leadership
U of L- Additional Graduate Work


 I really love being a teacher!  There isn't anything in the world that I would rather do with my professional life.  I have taught all grades (K-12). This is my seventh year in fifth grade.  I love this age and enjoy developing close relationships with my students. There is a magic in watching children develop confidence and learn daily.  Again, I LOVE teaching!  :-)

Family Life:

I have been married for 37 years to my husband, Richard. He works for DuPont as a mechanical integrity specialist in Louisville. We spend a lot of time at Green River Lake where we enjoy boating and swimming with our family.  We were blessed to raise four children and have four grandchildren and one on the way.

My oldest daughter, Melissa, works at Humana and, more importantly, is Gage and Abby's mom.   Gage is thirteen years old and in middle school. 
Guess what... He knows EVERYTHING!. Abby is seven years old and in the third grade. 
My middle daughter, Emily, is the librarian at Roby Elementary School. We LOVE teaching. She has a precious three year old daughter, Catie Beth. Her husband, Wes, works as a human resource consultant for Mercer in Louisville.  She is expecting a little boy at the end of March. 

My baby, Richard (We call him Booney!), works for DuPont with his dad in Louisville.  Booney is married to Michelle. They have one sweet daughter, Sunnie.  She was born in September of 2015.

I have a boxer named Smitty.  I love him very much.  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, researching, walking, and swimming with our grandchildren. Our family spends a lot of time at Green River Lake boating, swimming, and just being together.  

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