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Zachary W.

Education

University of Florida,
B.A. in Elementary Education
09/11-05/14

Childcare Experience

YMCA Daycare Worker
Jacksonville, FL, Florida, 05/14 - 08/14
One hundred children, ages 2-12

Camp Counselor
Black Mountain, NC, 05/13 - 08/13
Fifty boys, ages 9-10

Professional Experience

Children's Ministry Intern
Jacksonville, FL, 05/12 - 08/12

4th Grade Lead Teacher
St. Augustine, FL, 08/14 - 06/16

2nd Grade Lead Teacher
Brooklyn, NY, 09/17 - Present

About me

Hello! My name is Zack and I am very passionate about working with children and helping them grow into wonderful humans. I have been teaching for almost 4 years now and am looking to help families and build meaningful relationships with the families while doing what I love... working with kids! I have been working with children for around 12 years and have experience caring for, tutoring, teaching, and mentoring kids between ages 2 and 13. I mentored boys ages 9 and 10 as a camp counselor at an overnight camp in North Carolina.

I worked as a children's ministry intern at a church in Florida planning and executing a weeklong overnight camp, a vacation bible school camp, and weekly Sunday and Wednesday events. I worked in a daycare at a YMCA working with children ages 2 - 12 leading them in various games and activities. I have taught children in both fourth and second grade including children aged 6 - 10.

My favorite year of teaching was my first, because I was able to develop my own practice and explore all of the reasons I love working with kids! I made great relationships with the children in my class and their families and I found my identity as an educator. I have always enjoyed helping children academically and developing a bond with them as a positive male role model.

I love children because they embody the adventurous and imaginative spirit that I strive to maintain in my adulthood. Children speak their minds, constantly pursue creativity, and experiment with every aspect of life to mold their lives and personalities through interactions with family and friends, hobbies and interests, and their own developing opinions and ideologies. I believe that any child can achieve their goals and dreams if we, as adults, do everything in our power to love, support, and encourage them to keep working and giving it their all. I feel that no limitation can eliminate a child's possibility and optimism. I want to be a part of empowering a new generation to be compassionate and driven. I look forward to speaking with you and hopefully working with your family!


I have professional child care experience with...

  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Teenagers
  • Twins
  • Multiples
  • Special Needs

I will be SmartSitting while...

When I'm not babysitting, I'm usually spending time with friends or doing something active outdoors. I love to hike and explore outside whether that is in the mountains or at any park. I also very much enjoy watching movies and cooking.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

In 5 years I hope to be still working with children (possibly a child psychology track) and starting my own family.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children...

I enjoy being creative with children. Teaching and sharing multiple creative outlets with children is not only fun, but allows them to express themselves in ways that they may not have found before. I also love to be outside and play active games with children. I feel that these enjoyable activities create a very special bond.


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