This bio is current as of 2020.
Joseph VanderZee became an 11th grade US History teacher at Mansueto High School, the newest campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago, in 2019. VanderZee spent the previous five years as the founding coordinator of an English-language immersion center at a K-12 school in Santiago, Chile. Before that he worked as a Professional Learning Consultant in education technology, and as a high school Social Studies teacher in Texas. He has a MEd and BA (History), both from Notre Dame, where he wrote and published prize-winning historical research ranging from colonial Peru to modern Mexico as a member of the Kellogg Institute International Scholars Program.
2011 - Francis O’Brien Award for best research paper by history major - "Looking Abroad for Answers: Mexico’s Confidential Communications with Foreign Embassies in ‘68"
2012 - Considine Award for the Study of or Service to the Catholic Church in Latin America