Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Zimmerman earned her Bachelor of Music (Music Education) from Salem College and her Master of Music (Cello Performance) from Appalachian State University. She has taught Orchestra in Swansboro area schools since 2011 and has been honored as the Swansboro Middle School Teacher of the Year, Onslow County Schools Teacher of the Year finalist, and the North Carolina Music Educators' Association Eastern Region Orchestra Teacher of the Year. She has served as sight-reading judge for regional orchestra adjudication and is looking forward to working with students across the state as All-County Orchestra clinician this year. She has also been newly appointed to the Tri-M Music Honor Society Advisory Council for the National Association for Music Education. Her students from Swansboro have achieved high levels of success as a group and individually, receiving multiple "Superior" rankings in adjudication, placement in elite auditioned orchestras, and acceptance and scholarships to prestigious universities to further their musical education. In her spare time (ha!) she enjoys traveling, camping, photography, playing the cello, and taking naps.