Hi, my name is Amanda Zimmerman (my students call me Mrs. Z.) and I am a special education teacher serving students with mild to moderate needs in kindergarten and first grade. This is my 6th year at Newport Primary and my 11th year teaching. Before I became a special education teacher, I was a preschool teacher for Headstart and I also taught kindergarten for Seven Hills Schools. I have an associate degree in early childhood education, an undergraduate degree in early childhood education, and a master's degree in special education. When I'm not at school, I love to be with my family, read, watch movies, and spend time outside. My husband and I just had our first child, Mia, in October and we are totally in love with her! I love teaching special education and being a part of the Newport Primary family!