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Mindy Zellner is a 1993 Sycamore graduate and started her educational career at Sycamore in 1998 as a 2nd grade teacher at Symmes Elementary School. Zellner then became a 3rd/4th grade looping teacher before moving into the role of Gifted Intervention Specialist for 3rd and 4th grades at Maple Dale Elementary School in 2002. In the eleven years that Zellner worked as GIS, she saw an evolution of gifted education which went from being served once a week in a resource room setting to being served daily in an accelerated setting for both math and language arts. In 2013, Zellner became the District Gifted Supervisor/Coordinator for grades K-12.
As Sycamore's Gifted Supervisor/Coordinator, Zellner’s currrent duties include: collaborating with the assistant superintendent, administrators, teachers, and community to implement gifted programming; studying, evaluating, and implementing innovative techniques and methods; providing leadership in the development, articulation, and implementation of an exemplary gifted program; improving the program through evaluation; MAP oversight for the district; and co-leads Sycamore's STEAM Council.
Zellner earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, her master’s degree in elementary education from Xavier University, her Gifted License from Ashland University, and is currently working on her Principal's License at University of Cincinnati.
Zellner resides in Mason with her husband, Rob, and her three daughters, Caroline, Isabelle, and Olivia.