• Hello Anderson 6th grade,

    My name is Jennifer van der Ziel and I am so excited to be your ELAR teacher this year.  This is my fifth year teaching 6th grade and I love it.  I grew up in Richardson and I have lived in the area my whole life.  I attended University of Texas at Dallas and have lived in Allen for over 10 years.  I have been married for 23 years to Peter, who is also a teacher at Allen High School.   I have three great kids, Avery, Ali and Jake.  We love lacrosse and anything outdoors.  We love to take road trips and spend time together as a family.