My name is Ms. Zripko (Ms. Z) and I am one of two first grade lead teachers. I grew up in New Jersey, then moved to North Carolina to attend East Carolina University. I started my career teaching 1st grade at Rocky Mount Prep. After that I moved to Charlotte started teaching here at Sugar Creek Charter School. I taught 4th grade math for the first year and I have been back in first grade ever since. This is my 9th year teaching and I am looking forward to a fantastic year!