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Washington High teacher named state Math Teacher of the Year

By Staff | Apr 4, 2017

CHARLES TOWN – Barbara Bryant Zingg, mathematics teacher at Washington High School in Charles Town, was named West Virginia Secondary School Mathematics Teacher of the year by the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics during the organization’s annual meeting on March 17th at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke.

The accompanying photo shows Ms. Zingg with her award.

Ms. Zingg has taught for 22 years, and for 15 years in Jefferson County at both Jefferson and Washington high schools.

She is the daughter of Betty Lou Bryant, of Shepherdstown.

She holds a B.A. in Education, Mathematics, and Theater from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA; a Master’s degree in Curriculum Design for Online Learning from Capella University; and second Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, with concentrations in Common Core State Standards Leadership and E-Learning. She lives in Harpers Ferry with her husband Robert.

Ms. Zingg’s love of mathematics comes from a long family history. Her great-grandfather taught mathematics at Drury College in Springfield, MO for 42 years. Her grandfather taught Accounting at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Her father, the late Robert W. Bryant, taught mathematics at Miami University, American University in Washington, D.C. and Shepherd University. He also used his mathematical skills tracking satellites for NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center.