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Governor's Educator of the Year Program Program

Passaic

2016-17

Barbara Ziegler

Barbara Ziegler School/District: Lakeland Regional High School - Lakeland Regional High School District

Grade Level: 11th-12th

Teaches: Science

Barbara Ziegler earned two Bachelor's degrees in Education and Geology. She also earned a Master’s degree in Geology. While pursuing her graduate degree, she worked as a teaching assistant and found that teaching young adults was the career path for her. Barbara is now an experienced educator with over twenty years of teaching experience. She teaches courses in the areas of earth, environmental, and marine science at Lakeland Regional High School. As an advocate for teaching the whole student, she introduced mindfulness meditation to her students, is a certified yoga instructor, and brings the stress-management benefits of yoga to students in an extra-curricular yoga club.