Our Team

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2nd Grade Assistant Teacher

Zack grew up in Williamsburg, VA and spent most of his adult life in Charleston, SC. He fell in love with the mountains on an anniversary trip and finally moved to the Hendersonville area in 2014.

Having always been a lover of history, he spent time working both in museums and historical interpretation. Most recently, he has spent 15 years in public libraries promoting literacy and a love of reading to children and young adults. A strong passion for storytelling has developed during those years in libraries as well! For a short time, he taught at a private school in Charleston, SC which primarily used project based learning, and has also taught American history through an online learning platform.

Zack enjoys spending time with his wife and three wonderful children! Also - camping, hiking, cooking, music, literature (he’s a sci-fi guy,) and theater are other interests and passions.

Being a part of the FernLeaf team allows him to cultivate a caring and creative learning environment and he is always looking for those moments when students light up with understanding!