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Zachariah Wiedeman teacher & mentor I am deeply passionate about teaching and mentoring children, helping individuals with special needs, and sharing love & joy through the arts.


8549 Ferris Avenue Morton Grove, IL 60053 (312) 772-4560 zach@mrzach com


CIRCA Pintig + Ray Elementary School (Chicago, IL) teaching artist


»» Co-developed/taught arts & literacy enrichment program in six K-2 classes with 25-35 students »» Led K-2 students in theatre games, improvisation, and musical warm-ups and exercises »» Mentored students in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency


2007 2012


Lakeside Church of Chicago daycare provider & sunday school teacher


»» Provided daycare services for 9-14 children ages 4-7 during summer church camp (July 2007, 2012) »» Taught large group lessons to 12-16 children K-6 & subbed for small groups (Sept. 2007 - June 2008)

2006 August

Drug Education for Youth (Beale Air Force Base, CA) camp director



»» Supervised 6 teachers and 25 children ages 9-12 in program instruction and activites »» Taught anti-bullying and anti-drug education curriculum and mentored children in leadership skills

2000 June - Aug


English Language Institute China + Hainan Middle School (Haikou, Hainan, China) english teacher


»» Taught English as a second language to 12 students age 16-18 in intensive advanced immersion course

1997 Jun - July

Joplin Little Theatre (Joplin, MO) summer workshop assistant


»» Developed the performing arts knowledge, interest, and talents of children grades K-6

1987 1997

Tri-County Cereberal Palsey Center (Webb City, MO) volunteer assistant »» Assisted faculty in daily activities & services for hundreds of handicapped and medically fragile children.


University of Illinois College of Business Administration b.s. in economics with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and urban development

COMMUNITY SERVICE special olympics volunteer, grade school math & reading tutor, at-risk youth program mentor

Zachariah Wiedeman | Teaching Resume