“I try to bring honesty and vulnerability to my teaching so that students connect with me as a person.”

Zac Bair was drawn to teaching because he wanted to apply the leadership skills he developed in the Army to a career, and teaching will allow him to do just that. “In the Army, I became interested in leadership as a concept and philosophy, and I think teaching is a form of leadership,” he says. Zac is pursuing a double major in biology and Spanish, with a leadership minor. He plans to teach high school biology and hopes to teach abroad in a Spanish speaking country.

Read more about Zac’s advice to future teachers.

Zac


DirecTrack to Teaching:

My DirectTrack to Teaching instructors have helped me put my military experience into a high school teacher perspective so I can apply those skills in the classroom.”


Teaching all learners:

I like identifying how people learn and then individualizing instruction so I can teach in ways that each student learns the best.”