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Mr. Zachary Udell

Hello, and welcome to Froebel Literacy Academy! My name is Zachary Udell (Mr. Udell) and I am a 4th Grade teacher here. When I was in 4th Grade, I lived in Morristown, Tennessee, where I attended Manley Elementary. After that year, my family moved northwards to Indiana, where I lived until I finished high school. After high school, I attended Indiana University at South Bend, where I majored in Anthropology and minored in German and History.

I have always had a love for learning, seeing, and doing new things. I have had the opportunity to travel to wonderful places like the Almafi Coast in Italy to the cobbled streets of Prague. 5 years ago I decided to travel (and move!) to yet another important and great place; St. Louis, Missouri.

After moving to St Louis, I attended Webster University, where I obtained my Master's Degree in Elementary Education.

I cannot get enough of this city; from its rich history in this country, to its enthusiastic sports environment, to the natural wonders in this area, such as the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

I am proud to live in this city where I am now serving the community as a teacher.

As a teacher, I strongly believe in achieving one's goals, effectively communicating with others, working collaboratively, and, especially now, becoming fluent in the necessary tools to succeed in all areas of life.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me via email at

To find out more about me, please click the photo below to watch a short introduction video. Thank you!!!

  • Hello! My name is Zachary Udell (Mr. Udell) and I am a 4th grade instructor at Froebel Literacy Academy. I currently have an undergraduate degree in Anthrpology and German as well as my master's degree in Elementary Education. I welcome all to my classroom where we foster a sense of community, respect, and cooperation. 4th grade is a great year; we tackle numerous new mathematical concepts, expand our reading skills by focusing on comprehension, conduct a plethora of science experiments, and attend AWESOME field trips with our partner, GGO!

    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach me at

    Mr. Udell - 4th Grade Teacher