Jim Zisa - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Jim Zisa

Jim Zisa
REGION:
NYC
SCHOOL:
NYC DOE
SUBJECT:
Social Studies
HOMETOWN:
Long Island, NY
DEGREES:
Fairfield University, Connecticut - BA, History
HOBBIES AND TALENTS:
I am a rabid NY Sports fan. (Nets, Mets, Giants, and Islanders). I also play in baseball and softball leagues!

About Me

I am most looking forward to seeing the lessons learned from the NYU Teeacher Residency curriculum in action. Knowing my classwork will be inextricably linked to my professional work is a very interesting dynamic that I can not wait to see play out.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I am most looking forward to seeing the lessons learned from the NYU Teacher Residency curriculum in action. Knowing my classwork will be inextricably linked to my professional work is a very interesting dynamic that I can not wait to see play out.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

My biggest strength in high school was writing and research, however I had a lot of trouble in this academic area at the start of college. I felt extremely humbled and anxious, but I had an English professor my sophomore year that completely restored my confidence in myself. For that reason, Dr. Bayers was one of the best teacher's that I have ever had during an important point in my life.