United States Peace Corps Volunteer 1992 to 1994
Paul Zomchek has more than 20 years of domestic and international educational work experience, and is currently an Assistant Principal in Brooklyn, New York. This well seasoned professional aspires to open a new public school with the New York City Department of Education in the near future. Previously, as a School Support Team Facilitator for the New York City Title I Regional School Support Center, Paul Zomchek planned and executed professional development designed to improve educational and administrative practices. As an Adjunct Professor Paul has taught courses pertaining multicultural educational practices and school leadership. He has also provided professional development on school policies, and the use of data to positively impact teacher practices; Mr. Zomchek continues to provide teachers with expert guidance on how to strengthen their abilities. In addition, Paul Zomchek is a trainer with the American Federation of Teachers for courses such as “Making Classroom Assessment Work for You” and “Making Data Work for You,” which he has taught on a national level. Paul Zomchek previously worked for the New York City Board of Education’s Office of Comprehensive Planning and School Improvement. An integral part of the team, Paul Zomchek served as a liaison among the New York State Education Department, the New York City Board of Education, several school districts, and among various school constituencies. Paul Zomchek also upheld school compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act by providing consultation and guidance to schools in need of improvement. Additionally, Paul Zomchek has served as a teacher in New York City, New York; San Francisco, California; and Belize, Central America. Extensively educated, Paul Zomchek began his formal education as an undergraduate at Loyola University of Chicago, from which he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Journalism. Paul Zomchek went on to earn his Elementary Education Teaching Certificate from San Francisco State University. Additionally, Paul Zomchek possesses a Master of Arts in Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and an Administration and Supervisor Certificate from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). “The Leadership Academy” at MCLA is an administrative program that focuses on social justice and the arts. Paul Zomchek is a member in good standing of the New York State Association for Bilingual Educators (NYSABE). On March 13, 2010, Paul Zomchek received the “Bilingual Support Person of the Year” award from NYSABE. In addition, he is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Middle School Association.