WELCOME TO 5th GRADE!!

Hi! My name is Gwen Zambito I am so happy to teach 5th grade at River Ridge Elementary. 

My family and I moved from New Orleans nine years ago, and just love it here in Austin. We live in Steiner Ranch and thoroughly enjoy this community.

I’ve been teaching longer than I care to admit. I’ll just say it’s been over  30 years- I don't feel that old. This is my seventh year at River Ridge. I taught in Lake Travis ISD, and in New Orleans prior to that. I earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Masters in curriculum from The University of New Orleans.

My husband Lee and I have 4 children. My daughter Rachel and her husband Hess live in Baton Rouge, Lauren, a UT graduate lives and works here in Austin. Jill is beginning her junior year at UT and Vincent is a junior at Vandegrift. 

Teaching math is my passion. I love helping students have a true understanding of math and seeing that 'light bulb' moment. I feel an organized and structured classroom is the best learning environment and allows all students to be successful. My motto is teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime! Independence and responsibility will be highlighted in math class this year, while I offer plenty of support! 

I am looking forward to a great year with my mathematicians! 

"There is no substitute for hard work. " Thomas Edison