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Zachary has been a Baltimore City Public Schools teacher for the past ten years and currently works at the Commodore John Rodgers School. During his time with Baltimore City Public Schools, Zachary has taught middle school science, coached, and worked with a number of organizations that provide programming and support for middle grades students. Zachary’s focus on partnerships has aimed to fill resource gaps and enrich his students’ school experience by providing opportunities that cultivate engagement, resilience, and social-emotional health.
The Commodore John Rodgers School is a Baltimore City Public Schools Community School that serves a diverse student body of over 800 students. Commodore is identified as a Title I school and had previously been identified as a Turnaround School due to low student achievement, decreased enrollment and student attendance, poor school climate, and low rates of parent satisfaction. Commodore John Rodgers has since exited out of the School Turnaround process due to meeting and exceeding its goals, and has been engaged with supporting other Turnaround Schools, as part of the 100% Project initiative.