Zachary Wright, a national finalist for the United States Department of Education’s School Ambassador Fellowship is an assistant professor of practice at Relay Graduate School of Education serving Philadelphia and Camden. Prior to that, he was the 12th-grade world literature and AP literature teacher at Mastery Charter School Shoemaker Campus for the last eight years, teaching the school's first eight graduating classes. Over his more than 10 years in Philadelphia classrooms, he was named Philadelphia’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2013 and has participated in the fight for equal education funding by testifying before Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission as well as in the state house rotunda in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

4 Things Every First-Year Teacher Needs to Know

by Zachary Wright 

Recently, I shared with a colleague that I was about to start my new job as an assistant professor of education, assisting first-year teachers as...

We Can’t Be Teachers by Day and Oppress Our Students of Color by Night

by Zachary Wright 

A few summers back, I was at a wedding reception, exchanging the customary pleasantries one does when seated next to people one has only just...

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I believe all children can learn and achieve.
I believe we owe it to them to provide supportive learning opportunities and the chance to go to college.

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