Marion Gaita Zachowski

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Senior Specialist in Science and Teacher Education

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  • Fordham University, School Administration (certificate), 1999
  • Hunter College (CUNY), M.S. Ed., 1989
  • Queens College (CUNY), B.A., 1975

Professional Interests

Marion Gaita Zachowski has over years of supervisory, managerial, teaching and professional development experience in New York City Public Schools.  Most recently, she served as Director of The Partnership of Teacher Excellence, a New York City Department of Education collaboration with City University of New York and NYU Steinhardt School to develop a teacher education model to recruit, develop and retain excellent secondary Mathematics and Science teachers.  Ms. Zachowski has also designed and implemented protocols for NYC DOE to collaborate with industry, informal science institutions and science laboratories to develop commencement-level science courses.

Teaching Experience

  • Director, NYC Partnership for Teacher Education, The Fund for Public Schools, 2007- 2010
  • Central Secondary Science Instructional Specialist, The NYC Department of Education, 2003-2007
  • Director of Instruction, Manhattan High Schools, 2001-2003
  • Assistant Principal of Science, Murry Bergtraum High School, 1999-2001
  • MS/HS Earth Science Teacher, NYC Department of Education, 1989-1999
  • Secondary Science Teaching Seminar, Lehman College, 2010
  • Integration Seminar in Special Education, New York University, 2010
  • Using Data to Inform Instruction, NYC Department of Education (online course), 2009


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