About Me:

My name is Mr. Joseph Zarzycki and I am an English Teacher at Sachem North High School.  I am a Sachem grad--class of 1992--and received my Bachelor's Degree in English from Marist College in 1996.  I completed my Master's Degree in Liberal Studies at Stony Brook in 1998.  I did my student teaching at Sachem North & South (Samoset) and worked as a permanent substitute for a year before joining the staff here at Sachem in 1999.  The courses I am teaching this year are: Film Studies and English 12R.   


Please check this website for updates on all the goings on in my classes this year and feel free to email me at


Aside from my teaching duties, I serve our district and its community in many capacities.  I am the English Chair at Sachem North, the North Boys Winter Track Coach, an assistant football coach at Sachem East, and a teacher in our Alternative Evening School Program.  Previously, I had been a North varsity assistant football, spring track coach, and building rep for ten years.

Courses Taught:
Creative Writing
Film Studies
Regents Prep