Eric Ziel, Eighth Grade/Principal
Hello! My name is Eric Ziel, and I serve as the 8th grade teacher and Principal here at St. Matthew’s, the congregation I have served for 36 years! In addition to classroom and administrative duties, I coach the school’s cross country team in the fall.
I am married to Beth (Schneider) Ziel, who also teaches at St. Matthew’s (Kindergarten). We have three children: Megan, Jacob, and Anna. Megan is married and lives in Rapid City, SD. Jacob is entering his second year at Doral Christian Academy in Florida. Anna graduated from Martin Luther College last May and was called to teach English at Great Plains Lutheran High School in Watertown, SD.
When I’m not working on school-related projects, I enjoy following Wisconsin sports teams and also find time to run outside on many of the beautiful hiking and running trails in southeastern Wisconsin.
Favorite Bible Passage – Galatians 2:20
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”