Mr. Christopher Zilz

20 years of Service

Social Studies Teacher

10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade


I began my teaching career in 2000.  I received my B.A. from Wabash College, M.Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan University, and M.A. from the University of Nebraska.  Throughout my career I have taught a variety courses:  World History, World Geography, U.S. History, Psychology, Current Events, Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography, AP United States Government & Politics, AP World History, Dual-Credit Political Science, Dual-Credit United States History, and Dual-Credit World History.  In addition to serving as an Adjunct Professor of History at OTC, I am also a current Adjunct Professor at Lincoln University, since 2015.  I began teaching at School of the Osage in 2011 and was awarded Educator of Year for the High School during the 2018-2019 school year.  

On a personal note, I was born and raised in Chicago and the Chicagoland area, along with my three brothers.  I have been married to my wife, Melissa, since 2005 and we have two sons, Caleb and Luke.  I am a huge baseball fan (Go Cubs!) and love to scuba dive.  Our family also enjoys boating, swimming, and visits to zoos and aquariums.

BA History & Area of Concentration Teacher Education
Wabash College

Indiana Wesleyan University

MA History
University of Nebraska Kearney