Degrees and Certifications:
BA Interdisciplinary Studies
Mr. Paul Ziegler
I have a varied background that has led me to teaching science. I have certifications in audio engineering and music, which gave me opportunities to explore many avenues in life, including producing, recording, and performing music. After finishing my initial degree in music, I began working in a recording studio and discovered a passion for teaching musicians the science of acoustics and recording. I further explored my interest in teaching by working as a special education assistant. By working with a wide variety of students in many learning environments, I was able to realize my favorite content area is science. I went back to UTD to complete my teaching certificate with an emphasis on secondary science. Every class I took, it became more and more apparent that I was moving in the right direction.
I love science and am grateful every day that I get to work with amazing students to encourage them to explore the world around them and to always stay curious.
Why I teach:
I teach to help students develop ownership over their education in order for them to create a strong foundation of critical thinking, innovation, and problem-solving skills for lifelong success.
Tutorials are held mornings and by appointment