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Tom Zaya

Teacher, 5th Grade

  • 513-272-7721

I am orginally from Wilmington, MA, a suburb about 15 minutes north of Boston.  I graduated from Wilmington High School in '93 and attended St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH where i majored in Psychology.  After college I spent a year doing volunteer work with the non profit organization Boys Hope/Girls Hope.  I was in their Southern California house.  It was an amazing experience and feel so fortunate that i was able to do it.  I moved back home to MA and earned my Master's Degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-6) from Wheelock College in Boston.  In 2000,  I got my first teaching job at the Dutile School as a 4th grade teacher in Billerica, MA.  I taught there for 6 awesome years. In 2006, my wife and I decided to move to Cincinnati to be closer to her family.  That's when I started teaching at TPES and feel so fortunate to be surrounded by supportive parents, staff, and administrators. Since I have been at TPES, I have mainly taught 5th grade Math and Science but on occasion i have taught 6th grade math and science.

I met my wife, Vicki, while volunteering in So. Calif. She was volunteering at the same time with the Jesuit Volunteer Corp.  We lived in Boston for 4 years and got married in 2005. We currently live in Miami Township and have two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.

Expertise Area: Math and Science

Year started: 2006

Degrees: BA in Psychology, St. Anselm College;M Ed., Wheelock College