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Zina Gulimovskaya

Faculty

Zina Gulimovskaya

7th and 8th Grade Math Assistant

Zina Gulimovskaya is a seventh and eighth grade math assistant and she coaches Black Pine Circle School’s accelerated Math Team students. The daughter of a famous, award-winning mathematician in the Soviet Union, Mrs. Gulimovskaya holds a B.S. in mathematics from Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University in Ukraine. Before coming to the U.S., she worked for 15 years as a computer programming specialist and 10 years as a math teacher at Vinnitsa High School. Mrs. Gulimovskaya joined BPC in 1998 as assistant to her husband, upper school math teacher Anatoliy Gulimovskiy. She is proud that her two daughters have followed in their parents’ footsteps–they are both accomplished math teachers. She loves to cook and take walks.

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