Zachary M. Johnson, M.A.

EDUCATION

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI | Aug. 2013 – May 2015

M.A., Education (May 2015)

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL | Aug. 2011 – May 2013

M.A., American Religious History (May 2013)

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI | Aug. 2007 – May 2011

B.A., Religious Studies (History Minor)

B.A., Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

EXPERIENCE

Leon County Schools Adult and Community Education (ACE),  Woodville, FL | Aug. 2016 - Present 

GED Instructor        

  • Monitor student progress while providing individual and group instruction in preparation for the GED test.  

Hawks Rise Elementary, Tallahassee, FL | Aug. 2016 - Present 

English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher, 5th Grade        

  • Plan and execute lessons covering 5th grade standards in English Language Arts and Social Studies in collaboration with grade level team teachers. 
  • Utilize school resources to integrate technology (laptops, iPads) into daily instruction. 

Milwaukee College Prep, Milwaukee, WI | Aug. 2015 - June 2016 

IT Teacher, K-6        

  • Planned and executed lessons focused on the integration of Information Technology, English Language Arts, Mathematics and Computer Science for students K-5 through 6th grade. 
  • Collaborated with grade level teams to develop end-of-unit projects that incorporate digital media and instructional content. 

Milwaukee Academy of Science, Milwaukee, WI | Aug. 2013 – June 2015 

4th Grade Classroom Teacher            

  • Planned and executed lessons across disciplines, including developing interdisciplinary units in Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts.
  • Collaborated with team members to create curriculum map and pacing guide for implementation of Engage New York math curriculum in 4th and 5th grades.
  • Lead weekly Computer Science and Coding Club for 15 4th graders, as well as one time introduction to Computer Coding for 120 4th and 5th graders (Fall 2014 - present).
  • Co-Coached 5th/6th grade Robotics Club (Spring 2015)

Teach For America, Milwaukee, WI | June 2013 - May 2015

Corps Member

  • Selected from approximately 48,000 applicants nationwide to join national teacher corps of recent college graduates and professionals who commit two years to teach in under-resourced public schools.
  • Engaged in professional development activities, including seminars, discussion groups, workshops, readings, and Real Time Coaching.

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL | Aug. 2011 – May 2013

Graduate Teaching Assistant             

  • Co-taught section of “Religion in the United States,” a writing-intensive survey of American religious history (Spring, 2013).

Teach For America Summer Institute, Chicago, IL | June 2011 - July 2011 

School Operations Manager, Chicago Institute             

  • Handled logistics for 40 corps members at two school sites during Teach For America's summer training program, serving  as liaison between Teach For America staff and corps members and school site staff and administration.

COMMUNITY

American Civil Liberties Union, Milwaukee, WI | October 2014 - July 2016

Member, Milwaukee Chapter Board        

  • Organize educational and issue-based events aimed at furthering the work of the ACLU and its partners.
  • Served as chapter representative to the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Wisconsin (January 2016 - July 2016).

“We Got This!” Project, Milwaukee, WI | Summer, 2013-2014

Volunteer

  • Mentored boys weekly in summer gardening project located at 9th and Ring St. in Milwaukee, Wi.