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About Jerry Ziskind

Photo of Jerry Ziskind I was born and raised in New Jersey. I earned my B. A. in American Studies from Rutgers University ( New Brunswick, New Jersey), an M. A. in Teaching Secondary English from Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts), and a Ph. D. in Elementary Education from Catholic University (Washington, D. C).

I moved to Washington, D. C. in 1966 to begin my career as a teacher and taught in a number of schools. I retired in 1999.

I am married with two grown sons. My interests include writing, gardening, Tai Chi, and needlepoint. I am an active member of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society and serve as the Falls Church City representative to the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging.



Jerry Ziskind passed away after a courageous battle with bladder cancer on December 10, 2006.

Beloved educator, husband of Rosemary, and father of Jeff of Springfield, VA, and Ben of San Diego, CA. He is also survived by two sisters, Janet Tarino and Carrie Norton, other family and many friends.

The family has requested memorial contributions be made in his name to Life With Cancer, Capital Hospice, or the Northern Virginia Ethical Society.

Elementary School Teacher Jerry Ziskind, 63

The Washington Post
January 7, 2007

Jerry Ziskind, Popular F.C. Elementary School Teacher for 18 Years, Dies

Falls Church News Press
December 14, 2006

Writing by Jerry Ziskind

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