Zach Ripley is an exemplar teacher that we have been watching and admiring for years. Zach graduated Cum Laude in ElA at Cornerstone University and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education Technology Program at Michigan State University (sorry Wolverines!) His thoughtful, intelligent approach to questioning and problem solving is well-grounded and effective with teachers. Zach was a high school ELA teacher at West Michigan Aviation Academy for 5 years. He is one of the hardest-working people you will ever meet—don’t be tricked by his “fresh out of high school” look. If you happen to have the opportunity to work with Zach, ask him to break into a rap. His rapping prowess was legendary with his students!