Welcome to Mr Z's classroom website!
I'm super excited to be joining the amazing staff here at Andover High School in 2019! After previously teaching US Studies/History at Anoka Middle School for the Arts and Global Studies at Northdale Middle School, the transition to High School is one I've been preparing for this summer with much anticipation. I will be instructing 9th Grade Human Geography and 11th Grade AP World History (as well as regular World History B during 3rd Tri). I received both my undergrad and master's degrees from Hamline University in St. Paul, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors, so I expect/promote high levels of work from all learners while at the same time heavily focusing on student voice, expression, and experience in the classroom.
Outside of school, I am married and have 4 kids of my own (Izzaq-7th grade, Zavery-6th grade, Rozzlyn-2nd grade, and Larz pre-k) which keeps me plenty busy. We try to travel as much as possible when we can, so this summer we took trips to Austin and San Antonio Texas, New Orleans, and Denver. Before becoming a teacher, I was a touring musician, lucky enough to see most of the world from a stage, so I still write/play music when I have the time, as well as coach traveling baseball in the spring and summer.
Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success!
9th Grade Human Geography/11th Grade AP & Std World History
Andover High School