Christopher Wenz


I am an active member of local government, serving on East Haddam's Clean Energy Task Force. 

I am an avid reader of anything I can get my hands on, but especially literary fiction. 

I remain an active member of City Year's Alumni Organization and I take any opportunity to support national service organizations. 

I am a trained musician (piano, guitar and trumpet); have taught private music lessons and courses in guitar and songwriting. 

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2012 - Present

Strategy Instructor, Strategic Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (SEAD)

Center for Students with Disabilities, University of Connecticut
Jan 2009 - May 2012

Residential Dean

Franklin Learning Institute, Franklin Academy

Develop and facilitate all elements of a post-secondary residential program serving students with Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities and Asperger's Syndrome including but not limited to: admissions to program, academic advising, managing partnerships with local institutions of higher education, life skills instruction, parent communication. 

Aug 2007 - Jun 2011

Humanities Instructor

Franklin Academy
  • Collaborated with a team of professionals to provide safe and effective academic and residential programming for students with NLD and AS including night-time supervision, clubs, weekend activities and athletics
  • Developed and delivered courses tailored to the student population in the humanities, songwriting, and community service. 
Jun 2003 - Aug 2007


Summer's Edge Day Camp

❖ Provided safe, fun and active camp experience for campers ages 4-7

❖ Taught daily swim lessons and introductory golf curriculum to campers ages 6-13

Aug 2006 - Jun 2007

Lifeguard and Aquatics Instructor

Hampshire Regional YMCA

* Ensured safe environment for children and members using aquatics facilities

* Instructed children and adults in private and group swimming programs 

Jan 2004 - May 2006

Resident Assistant

Residential Life

  • Served as an “Orientation Navigator” during new-student orientation
  • Planned and implemented community programming
  • Provided a safe and inviting living environment for 30 college-aged residents
Aug 2004 - Jun 2005

Corps Member

City Year Boston

  • Co-taught civics curriculum for eighth grade students at McCormack Middle School
  • Engaged middle school students (city wide) in service-learning projects for Young Heroes program
  • Taught and coached students enrolled in SCORES soccer and poetry programs