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 May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

By Kalil Warner

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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