Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Karla Zisook

Dr. Karla Zisook is the Instructional Coach for College Heights. Both of Karla's children attended College Heights and she has nearly two decades of experience in teaching. She has taught 1st-5th grades in charter, private, and public schools. Prior to joining College Heights, Karla taught fourth and fifth grade gifted students at F.AVE. She has taught in Brooklyn, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Decatur. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in sociology and a teaching certification in early childhood. Karla quickly realized she loved teaching and went to Hunter College where she completed her M.S.Ed. in literacy, birth-grade 6. She returned to grad school at Georgia State for a Ph.D. in language and literacy. Her dissertation focused on teacher professional development and she still teaches courses in literacy at GSU. Karla and her family have lived in Decatur for over a decade and both of her children currently attend CSD schools.