Ellen Zimmerli

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Industry Education
Occupation Reading Professor and Independent Writer
Location Allentown, PA, United States
Introduction I wear many hats, but the one I never take off is my mothering hat. I am a proud mother of four and live with my husband and the beautiful Lehigh Valley. Since 2009, I have been teaching Reading at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Yes; I currently teach to college aged students and am really enjoying exploring Critical Reading with them. I also am a Music Teacher at Lehigh University's Child Care Center. When I teach at the college I pull my rolling briefcase along, and when I have music class for the toddlers and preschoolers, I sling my mandolin over my shoulder and bring my red bag full of shakers, bells, drums, and you name it! I love to mix it up. As far as my writing goes, I can now say that I have authored a book. In the early spring of 2012, the Instructor Manual to Engage: College Reading by Ivan Dole and Leslie Taggart was published by Cengage Learning. I started writing the manual and test banks for the textbook last summer of 2011 and finished it off in October. I believe my life is currently a wonderful balance between mothering, teaching, writing, and music.
Interests Reading, Writing, Flute and Recorder performance, Singing, Cooking, Gardening, Education, Technology, Mothering