Dr. Jack Zamary’s passion for learning drives him both personally and professionally. As a career educator with 35 years of service in some of Connecticut’s highest performing districts, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading educational communities to reach their highest aspirations.
The universality of learning has been a fascination of Jack’s for many years. He believes that best practice is embraced and sustained when it is modeled and owned by all practitioners in the district. To this end, his doctoral research studied authentic teacher practice through Kim Marshall's mini-observation model and explored the kinds of feedback that teachers found most beneficial in bringing about changes to their practice. Outcomes from this research have been utilized by numerous districts as well as the Northeastern Educational Research Association and also published by the National Association of Elementary Principals.
As an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, Jack has dedicated his current efforts toward one of the most important aspects of high quality instruction, namely teacher preparation. As a professor and staff trainer, he has a long history of providing highly engaging and relevant sessions for adult learners. In addition to his work at higher education, he has provided national and regional presentations for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), as well as numerous sessions at the state, district and school levels.
Jack earned his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Connecticut and his doctoral degree from Southern Connecticut State University.