Mrs. Barbara Zieba

EL Teacher


I would like to welcome both you and your child to a new school year. My name is Barbara Zieba and I will be your child's EL teacher for the coming year. I have been a part of Ridge Central School since 2008. I hold a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with ESL and Bilingual (Polish) Endorsements from Lewis University.

This school year I will be teaching Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 4th grade EL students either by assisting them in their classrooms, pulling them out in small groups, or working one-on-one. No matter what services my students will receive, I will continue to implement EL teaching strategies so they can become fluent in English in all four domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

On a personal note, I live in Palos Hills with my husband and two daughters. Both my husband and I speak Polish at home with our daughters, and I encourage you to speak in your native language with your children. In my free time I love to read, travel, ski, hike and do yoga.

If you have any questions regarding your child, EL program at Ridge Central or need assistance in Polish, please do not hesitate to contact me at 708/636-2001 ext. 1061 or via email


Barbara Zieba