Zella graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood. She has many years of experience in developing and implementing appropriate early childhood instruction that fosters child development. Zella has been at Christ Episcopal School for many years, beginning in PreK in 2001, and Kindergarten since 2005. She is married to Dr. Daniel Unger and they have 2 daughters who are CES graduates.