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Phillip Zane

Teacher/Mentor

Phillip teaches all areas of social studies, English, and dabbles in math. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economic History from Pomona College and a Juris Doctor cum laude from New York University School of Law. He is working toward a Ph.D. in history at George Mason University, where he is also an adjunct professor of healthcare law in the department of Health Administration and Policy. Phillip has a Virginia Career Switcher teaching license with endorsements in social studies and English. He has taught for more than five years at the college level and taught high school social studies for a year in Fairfax County. He has more than twenty years of experience practicing law and several years governing non-profits as counsel, officer and/or board member.

Phillip’s focus is on bringing history alive. For much of the last decade he has volunteered as a re-enactor at a colonial farm, interpreting late eighteenth-century Virginia. He uses historical artifacts, especially literature, art, music, money, clothes, medicaments, and household goods to draw a picture of past societies and individuals. He has particular interests in the Renaissance stage in England, the theater of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and in the history of medicine.

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