Mrs. Van Zelst



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's & Master's Degree

Mrs. Van Zelst

Council Rock High School,  Class of 1996 (Now CR North)

Bachelor's of Science in Elementary and Special Education from College Misericordia, Class of 2000 (Now Misericordia University)

Master's in Special Education from Holy Family University, Class of 2006.


I have been a special education teacher for 18 years.  This is my 14th year at Klockner and 16th year in HTSD. I'm marrried and have an eleven year old son, Owen, and a sassy seven yearold named Olivia.  We reside in PA.


What is the Resource Room?

Resource rooms are classrooms (sometimes smaller classrooms) where a special education program can be delivered to a student with a disability. It is for the student who qualifies for either a special class or regular class placement but needs some special instruction in an individualized or small group setting for a portion of the day. Individual needs are supported in resource rooms as defined by the student’s IEP. Sometimes this form of support is called resource, replacement or pull out. The child getting this type of support will receive some time in the resource room (which refers to the pull out portion of the day) and some time in the regular classroom with modifications and or accommodations.