Phone: (571) 377-7125
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: