Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Zachary Francis

Born and raised in Sanford, I graduated from LCHS in 2011 and went on to NC State where I earned a BA in Communication with a concentration in media studies, as well as minors in Journalism and Theatre. I also earned a MS from Syracuse University in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. After graduation, I worked at CBS19 in Charlottesville, VA as a sports reporter and anchor for two-and-a-half years before moving back home and working as a sports photographer at WRAL. Ultimately, I felt unfulfilled in the journalism field and decided to get in the classroom.

During my first year in the classroom, I am working on a Residency teaching license. I am working through the Pathway to Practice program at NC State and UNC to earn my teaching license and become a better teacher. 

When not working, I can be found cooking, working in my family's vegetable garden, or doing some other activity outside. I also love sports of any kind. If there is a game on, I can probably be found watching it or reading about it somewhere. My family is so important to me. Without their support, I would not be in the classroom today.