Louise Zapke

Phoenix Academy Public Charter School



Educational Experience:

Manchester University Hesther Adrian Research Dept. Manchester England United Kingdom

EDY, June 1979

Certificate of Education of the Developmentally Young with emphasis on the education of the severe and profoundly handicapped child using behavior modification techniques in positive reinforcement format,

Observation of best practices in the care and management of severely and profoundly handicapped children in a residential setting

Tameside College Greater Manchester England United Kingdom

CCETSW PRC, June 1977

Central Council for the Education and Training of Social Workers Professional Certificate in the management of residential care facilities

Best practices for professional managers of residential care facilities.

Legal, ethical treatment of residents in long term care facilities

Awards, Accolades, Community Service:

OSHA general Industry Safety and Health Certified.

Computer Literate, I serve on the technology committee and received their MVP award for 2011.

Highly motivated and organized. I have a strong work ethic and thrive on challenging situations.

First Aid and CPR trained, current.

Manchester City Council 5  year outstanding service pin.

Represented English Schools Swim Team.

Work Experience:


Administrative Assistant – current

Teaching Assistant August 2007 – May 2012


Business Director January 1988 – July 1998

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL Manchester England United Kingdom

Senior Residential Social Worker August 1979 – November 1984

Personal Narrative:

Born and educated England I pursued a career as a residential social worker working with severely and profoundly handicapped children.  My husband was relocated by Motorola in November of 1984 to Mesa, Arizona. After obtaining my residency I was offered a job working in a local furniture sales organization where I was offered the opportunity to hone my office skills. Fourteen years later my family relocated  to North  Carolina.  I placed my daughter’s name in the lottery for a seat at Phoenix Academy and was thrilled to have her join this amazing school. Phoenix Academy has made an enormous impact on mine and my daughter’s life. Not only was she superbly well educated but I too was given the opportunity to combine my love of working with children with my office skills.