Mr. Christos C. Zodiatis

Phone: (571) 377-7125

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature Master of Science in Adolescent Education/English Concentration & Teaching Students with Disabilities Master of Arts in English Advanced Certificate - Teaching Writing Certified to teach English in VA

Mr. Christos C. Zodiatis

Hello parents and students,

My name is Christos Zodiatis and I teach English 12 Honors as well as the Dual-Enrollment English 12. I am excited to start my third year here at Osbourn.

Just  to give you some background information, I received a Bachelor's in Language and Literature from SUNY Old Westbury in 2006. I also obtained an Master's of Science in Adolescent Education with an English Concentration as well as a minor in Teaching Students with Disabilities from Dowling College back in 2010. I just finished earning a Master's in Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. While there, I majored in English and also obtained a Advanced Certificate in Teaching Writing.

Previously, I spent a year at Sachem School District in New York, teaching eighth and twelfth grade English. After that, I spent three years working at a residential school in Lake Grove where I also taught English, grades seven through twelve. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, the school closed. Afterwards I decided to expand my horizons and seek employment out-of-state.

After an extensive and long search process, I narrowed down my choice to Osbourn High School. I was excited about the opportunity to teach a college level English class. I feel as though my educational background combined with my teaching experience makes me an ideal candidate for the position. I also liked the challenge that the course presents; being able to take the information I have learned and apply it to a curriculum.

My goals are simple. To get students ready for college and/or career writing experiences. I want my dual-enrollment students to leave the class feeling somewhat prepared for what the college environment will throw at them. I also want my students to earn their six credits from my course and  shave some time and expenses off from their college experience. 

In addition, I want my Twelfth Grade Honors classes to continue building on reading and writing skills. These skills will help prepare them for either post-high school education programs as well as the work force. 

Besides that, I want my all of my students to see the value of English Language Arts. In addition to teaching, I spent twenty years working in the retail world, so I have a strong awareness of what the "business world" is like. As someone who ran a business for multiple years, I am fully aware of the skills required in the workforce, bringing that level of practicality which students always crave into my classroom.

I also am teaching ENG 111 and ENG 112, the courses I teach at Osbourn, at NOVA in Manassas. This experience helps me to keep in touch with the college curriculum.

My schedule is:

1 G – Dual Enrollment ENG 12                         2G – Dual Enrollment ENG 12           3G - PLANNING                              4G – ENG 12 HON

1B –  Dual Enrollment ENG 12                         2B – ENG 12 HON                              3B – Dual Enrollment ENG 12        4B - PLANNING

 

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns.  

Dual-Enrollment Eng 12 Syllabus:

DE Fall Syllabus

ENG 12 Honors Syllabus