Phone: 828-728-4281


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Middle Grades Education - UNC Chapel Hill (ELA and Social Studies) MA Reading Education K-12 - Appalachian State University AIG K-12 certification English 9-12 certification

Ms. Zur

Hello!  I am an 8th grade ELA teacher.  I have been a middle school English Language Arts teacher for 26 years.  I have been teaching in Caldwell County now for 20 years.  I am a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (and a BIG Tarheel fan!) and received my Master's degree in K-12 Reading Education from Appalachian State University.  I am also certified in Gifted Education K-12 and English 9-12 and am National Board Certified in Middle School English Language Arts. 

I live in Hickory with my young daughter, and our Shih Tzu dog, Zada.  I love teaching middle school students!  There is never a dull moment in the life of a middle school teacher.


I enjoy reading, travel, and shopping.  The beach is my favorite vacation spot, but I enjoy visiting the NC mountains in the fall months.