7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Ms. Zirk (Ms. Z) is the 7th Grade Social Studies teacher at Intrinsic as well as the Junior Varsity Boy’s Soccer Coach. Originally from Minnesota, Ms. Zirk came to Chicago for college and received her bachelor’s degree in both Elementary Education (with a middle school endorsement in Social Sciences) and Psychology at North Park University. While at North Park University she played 4 years of soccer. She then went on to get her Masters in Clinical Counseling at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to coming to Intrinsic, Ms. Zirk was a mental health therapist doing couples, family, and individual therapy at a private practice in the north suburbs as well as the Director of Community Life at a multicultural church in Logan Square. Outside of teaching, Ms. Zirk loves anything to do with sports, food, and exploring Chicago!