Cara Zell

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Cara Zell

Cara Zell


My name is Cara Zell and this is my forth year teaching at Hickory High. I have a BA in Political Science from Purdue University with a Minor in Spanish. I then obtained my teaching licensure through Lenoir-Rhyne University in Spanish K-12, Elementary Ed, and Exceptional Children. Before teaching, I worked at Catawba Science Center and at Centro Latino of Hickory in the after school tutoring program. I studied abroad in the Dominican Republic at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), where I stayed with a family and attended classes. Fun fact: tarantulas will enter through your window in the DR when it rains at night. :-)

My schedule for Fall 2016 is as follows:

1st period: Spanish 3 (Honors)

2nd period: Spanish 1

3rd period: planning period

4th period: Spanish 1

I love teaching at HHS because the students bring so much energy. Just like I am always challenging them, they get me thinking with the conversations we have.

Please feel free to contact me either through this website, by email at, or by phone at (828) 322-5860 x2203.