Zachary White is the Music Specialist at Warren T. Jackson Elementary School in Atlanta, GA. He teaches general music, is the conductor of the Jackson Chorus and directs the musical theatre productions. Mr. White is the Communication Ambassador at Jackson, and was elected to the Local School Governance Team in 2016. A recipient of the 2012 Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award Grant, Mr. White is the 2013-2014 Warren T. Jackson Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Mr. White was selected to attend the Atlanta Public Schools: Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching Conference in 2014 & 2015. He is a member of the 2016 Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council.
Mr. White holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Jacksonville State University. He has had the opportunity to work with young musicians from kindergarten to high school. He began his teaching career as the charter Choral Director at Cooper Middle School, then serving as the Director of Choral Activities at McEachern High School, before being apointed music specialist of Warren T. Jackson in 2010.
His stage direction credits are: Guys and Dolls, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Footloose the Musical, Grease, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, School House Rock Live! JR., Seussical JR., Willy Wonka JR., Disney's Peter Pan, JR., Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR., and Disney's The Lion King JR. During the summer, Mr. White is a Music Director for the Atlanta Children's Theatre Company.
Mr. White is a member of the Warren T. Jackson Parent Teacher Association. His professional affiliations include: The National Association for Music Education, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, Georgia Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Phi Delta Kappa.