Joyce Zupko
     7th Grade Life Science and 8th Grade Physical Science

       Mrs. Zupko graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS degree in Environmental Resources. She worked for the Forest Service and in strip mine reclaimation before coming to Washington DC for a job with the government. She has made Loudoun County her home for the past 33 years with her husband and 3 children. It was while her own children were in school that she realized the importance and power of education. She has a Masters degree in Instruction from George Mason University and has been teaching science at Sterling Middle School for the past 18 years.

       Science is an incredible opportunity to learn more about ourselves and the universe around us. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Mrs. Zupko through  email jzupko@lcps.org or by phoning the school at

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