Zak Zupko

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Teacher, Intrepid College Prep

Nashville, Tennessee

Zak Zupko is the sixth-grade science teacher at Intrepid College Prep, a public charter school in Antioch, Tennessee. Zak is a University of Virginia graduate with an M.Ed in Secondary Education from George Washington University. Since graduating, Zak has taught in his home state of Virginia and currently in Tennessee. He also has several years experience teaching English as a foreign language in South Korea and Taiwan. Zak’s passion for teaching runs in his family—his mother is also a middle school science teacher.

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

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Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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