Welcome to my electronic portfolio! My name is Zack Quaratella; I graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from William and Mary in May of 2013. In May 2014, I completed my master's of education at William and Mary's School of Education. I am certified in secondary social studies in both Virginia and Rhode Island. For my master's program, I worked as a student teacher at Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia. I enjoy photography, playing soccer, studying and writing history, traveling, and teaching. I'm from Barrington, RI, a suburb of the capital, Providence.

Phoebus's demographics are 69% black, 28% white, 2% Hispanic, and 1% "other". The vast majority of students are on free or reduced lunch programs. I taught world history (honors) to ninth graders, world history (inclusion/co-teaching), psychology to upperclassmen, AP psychology to upperclassmen, and observed AP human geography with ninth graders. I had a wide variety of classes and therefore also a wide variety of students. Some students were college-bound, others required remedial reading programs, others were scholar-athletes, still others had IEPs and 504 plans. Aside from the students, I also had the opportunity to work side-by-side with Cindy Jordan (my official cooperating teacher) and Jay Samant. Mr. Samant is a special education teacher with whom I co-taught world history. Mrs. Jordan, Mr. Samant and I collaborated closely on lesson planning for our inclusion class. I loved my time at Phoebus and look forward to a long career as an educator.

Please feel free to look around my portfolio. To the left you will find links to the work I completed as part of my master's program at William and Mary. This portfolio is designed to represent my professional philosophy, reflections, achievements, and aspirations.