Hello! My name is Alicia Ziarko, and I am a junior at Franciscan University in the Early Childhood Education program. I grew up in Toronto, Ohio but moved to Steubenville, Ohio in my teen years. Both are small towns that will forever be called “home”. I work in the Steubenville City School district as a Paraprofessional in a Kindergarten classroom for my second year, I also work as a lifeguard for the same school district. For fun I enjoy traveling, doing almost everything I can imagine outside: hiking, four wheeling, boating, running, biking, and just relaxing, and I am also an avid animal lover. I plan to teach classes anywhere from PreK- 5th grade and also obtain my doctorate degree and either work as a superintendent or at a state or university level.