Phone: 630-771-2420


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Education- Miami University (K-8 Teacher and Educational Media Specialist) M. Ed.-Benedictine University (Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Technology)

Mrs. Nancy Zider

Hi! I’m Mrs. Nancy Zider, a first grade teacher, here at Pioneer School. I am looking forward to a great year as we "Take PRIDE in Learning" this year in Grade 1. I received my undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. My Master’s Degree is from Benedictine University in Technology and Curriculum and Instruction. I have been teaching for thirty years with some time off to raise my children. I taught first and second grade and worked as a Library/LMC Director in Ohio before having children. While my children were young I worked part time as a preschool teacher and as a Reading Recovery teacher. Since being hired in the Valley View District I have worked as an LMC Director, bilingual kindergarten teacher, kindergarten teacher, and now have happily landed in first grade.

My teaching style is a hands-on approach with active learning through the use of centers, reading and writing workshops, and math stations. I make learning fun! By having a chance to make appropriate choices children are empowered to reach new heights in learning. I teach the children to learn to read strategically which will help them in the grades to come. I believe in a strong home and school connection and that by working as a team we will help your child be the best he/she can be in first grade. I pride myself on instilling a lifelong love of reading and learning in my students. Most of all, I want your child to feel success everyday and to love school and learning.

I truly love teaching, especially first grade! I so enjoy six and seven year olds and all the joy they bring to our classroom. I am looking forward to getting to know you all…students and parents, and expect to have another fantastic year at Pioneer Elementary! By working together we will help your child excel beyond your dreams as we jump to soar to new heights with our "little lion cubs" this year!