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Mrs. Betsy Zollinger

Faculty Information
Department(s) Upper School Office
Title(s) Health Coordinator, Assistant to Dean of Students
Contact Information
School Email
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School Phone
813.397.2822
Education
Degree(s) SUNY Plattsburgh, B.S.
Other Information
2013 
 
They call me “Mama Z.” I have the privilege of seeing and working with every child who attends Tampa Prep. I get to help them stay happy and healthy every day. I’m the school mom! What could be better than that?


New York born and bred, I am the daughter of two middle school teachers. (I was the kid who KNEW that teachers didn’t live at school!) As a child, my career dreams always gravitated towards education. I was extremely lucky, as I was able to spend almost 20 years as a stay-at-home mom to my two kids. During those years, I had some fabulous opportunities, including working part-time as a substitute teacher and camp counselor/director, and volunteering as a PTA mom, Sunday School teacher and Girl Scout leader. Working with children and watching them learn and grow has brought me such joy!

My children are both graduates of Tampa Prep – Carrie is a member of the Class of 2012 and Tim is a member of the Class of 2014. My husband Ted and I recognize the importance of giving back to the school that has given our family so much, therefore, we continue to support Tampa Prep through various volunteer efforts. Imagine my excitement when, in 2013, I had the opportunity to go “back to school” at Tampa Prep! I re-entered the work force when this job – the perfect job – became available. Both of my children have graduated from Prep, but I have no intention of graduating from here any time soon!