Currently, Zach is the Educational Technology Specialist at Corlears School where he teaches all of school’s pre-kindergarten to fifth grade classes, integrating technology into every subject. Zach is passionate about technology, particularly the opportunities it gives students to apply traditional subject matter in modern ways. For instance, his students have learned math concepts through programming video games, they have prepared video news reports about events around the school, they have created animations about science topics, and they have written, filmed, and edited monster movies.
Previously, Zach was a math enrichment teacher at P.S. 85 in the Bronx. There, he designed and taught a supplemental mathematics curriculum called “Math Art” to third through fifth graders. The visual, hands-on activities of Math Art reinforced and expanded upon math topics while increasing student involvement and sense of accomplishment. He has since turned the curriculum into a self-published book that has sold over 5,000 copies. A lover of writing, Zach has begun work on his second book about educational technology.
In his free time, Zach enjoys hiking and camping, photography, and playing 1960’s and 70’s pop songs on the piano.