Paul Zomchek - @ United Federation of Teachers Teacher Center, Regional School Support Center
The possessor of numerous academic degrees and certificates, Mr. Paul Zomchek has come a long way since embarking on his professional career as a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago. A journalism and communications major, Paul Zomchek held several jobs in advertising before moving to San Francisco, where he expanded his interests by getting involved with the Shanti Project. In addition to the Shanti Project, Paul Zomchek reevaluated his career goals and enrolled at San Francisco State University to work toward earning his teaching credentials. Paul Zomchek commenced his career in teaching as a Paraprofessional for the San Francisco Unified School District. Two years later, Paul Zomchek obtained his teaching credentials and went on to become an elementary school teacher. In 1992, Paul Zomchek joined the United States Peace Corps. In addition to fine-tuning his grasp of Spanish, Paul Zomchek trained and provided support to teachers in the Corozal Town, Belize. Armed with a well-rounded knowledge of diverse cultural perspectives, Paul Zomchek returned to the U.S. and took a job in New York as a Gifted and Talented Dual Language and Spanish Language teacher. Paul Zomchek also returned to school to earn his graduate degree. In 1994, Paul Zomchek took his Master of Arts in Education from the Columbia University Teacher’s College. Seven years later, Paul Zomchek joined the Office of Comprehensive Planning and School Improvement to aid the schools of New York in complying with the No Child Left Behind Act. Today, Paul Zomchek serves as a School Support Team Facilitator for the New York City Regional School Support Center. In this position, Paul Zomchek is instrumental in providing support to teachers and administrators through teaching courses such as “Writing the Essay for the LAST Exam,” “Making Data Work for You,” and “Making Classroom Assessments Work for You.” Paul Zomchek is also the co-creator of the Learning Institute of Accelerated Middle School Achievement (LIAMSA). Paul Zomchek maintains memberships in the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Middle School Association, and the New York State Association for Bilingual Educators.