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Zachary Baquet

Partner Success Manager
Zachary Baquet

Zach came to Project Wayfinder following eight years working with independent schools in Louisiana and Texas. His career reflects a passion for building partnerships and leveraging relationships to drive student social, emotional and academic growth.

While earning his Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from Carleton College, his research encompassed street performers in city centers throughout the Andes, including Ecuador and Peru, where he developed a love for exploring alternative forms of education. He taught at an international day school in Quito that created a space for kids who were homeless to receive access to nutrition, job training, and fundamental curriculum. Additionally, he partnered with educational non-profits in Lima to leverage street performance as a tool to preserve and share the cultural artifacts of the city.

Continuing his research, Zach received funding from Indiana University and a Tinker Grant to extend his relationships in Latin America while pursuing his master’s degree. In addition, Zach spent his graduate school weekends supporting students at Upward Bound in Indianapolis as the Community Liaison for the Title XI Center. It was through this work that his love for mentorship and teaching blossomed and he transitioned to the classroom full-time as a Spanish teacher in New Orleans.

Zach has since worn a number of hats within schools, including Math Teacher, Dean of Students, and his role of the last five years: Vice-Principal. Zach holds a MS from Johns Hopkins School of Education in Educational Technology and Digital Age Learning and hosts a blog on emerging trends in educational technology and educational research. When he’s not working overtime to build better educational experiences, you can find him behind the trumpet playing jazz in a New Orleans style band in Houston, snowboarding in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico, and enjoying car shows with friends!

"My purpose is to form authentic connections with school communities that are rooted in trust and that provide space for shared expertise to enhance student outcomes."

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