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Ava Ann Zinn

reading educator

Ava Ann Zinn, American reading educator. Certified reading specialist. Named Citizen Ambassador People to People, Russia, Hungary, 1992.


Zinn, Ava Ann was born on March 11, 1951 in San Saba. Daughter of John D. and Ruth Elizabeth (Rand) Jones.


Associate of Arts, South Plains College, Levelland, Texas, 1971. Bachelor of Science in Education, Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1973. Master of Science, University Houston, Clear Lake, Texas, 1988.


Language arts teacher, Pasadena (Texas) Indiana School District, 1973-1979, 82-89;speech instructor, Alvin (Texas) Community College, 1980;drama instructor, Pasadena Studio Fine Arts, 1981;development reading instructor, San Jacinto Community College, Pasadena, since 1989. Textbook consultant District of Columbia Health, St. Martins, New York City, 1990-1993.


  • Certified reading specialist.


Volunteer Meals on Wheels, Houston, 1986, 91, The Bridge, Pasadena, 1993-1994, Habitat for Humanity, Pasadena, 1994. Elder First Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, 1991-1994. Member International Reading Association, American Association Women in Community and Junior Colleges (treasurer 1990-1992), Texas Junior College Teachers Association, Texas Reading Association, Texas Association Development Educators, American Association of University Women, Phi Theta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: dancing, reading, theater.


Married Raymond Lee Sonnenburg Junior, June 22, 1972 (divorced December 1986). Children: Jeremy, Devin. Married Kenneth R. Zinn, January 9, 1988.

Stepchildren: Joe, John.

John D. Jones

Ruth Elizabeth (Rand) Jones

Raymond Lee Sonnenburg Junior

Kenneth R. Zinn

Jeremy Zinn

Devin Zinn

Joe Zinn

John Zinn