Mrs. Zak is a fifth grade teacher at Clifford. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her teaching credential from National University. In 1996, Mrs. Zak began her teaching career in San Diego at Jefferson Middle School. She taught sixth and seventh grade math/science. She relocated to northern California in 2000 and was a stay-at-home mother. In 2006, she re-entered the teaching profession as a seventh grade math/science at McKinley Middle School in Redwood City. In 2008 she joined the Clifford staff as a Math Exploratory teacher in the middle school and a sixth grade math/science teacher. In 2010 she moved downstairs to teach fifth grade! She is happily married to Richard and they have two boys, Ethan and Oliver. A few of her hobbies include gardening, reading, running, traveling and scrapbooking.