Zachary Herrmann is currently a candidate in the Doctor of Education Leadership program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After completing his teacher education program at Stanford University, Zachary taught for one year in Sunnyvale, CA before moving back to Illinois. Zachary earned the Most Promising New Teacher Award from the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Early Career Educator Award of Excellence from the Illinois School Board of Education for his teaching at Evanston Township High School, where he taught for six years. Beyond his work in the classroom, Zachary served as the head Girls Cross Country coach and the Boys Distance Track coach, as well as choreographer for several dance shows and musicals, and assisted with and directed several theatrical productions. Zachary also founded the Complex Instruction Consortium, a network of educators and schools who collaborate to improve instruction in mathematics classrooms. The Complex Instruction Consortium has held over 10 free workshops to date, reaching hundreds of teachers and thousands of students. Zachary enjoys running, and has run six marathons, including Boston in 2014, and is a member of the Harvard Club Cross Country and Track teams.