After many years of teaching at Heritage, Lisa Zolle will be one of the teachers who will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Her legacy has reached far across many faculty, students, and alumni who have been a part of Heritage.
Taylor Nossaman ‘18, reflects on how Zolle impacted her high school career.
“Having Ms. Zolle for AP Seminar allowed me to develop as a writer. She always made sure we understood the task before us, even if it meant going word for word through the rubric. Ms. Zolle has impacted Heritage by setting a precedent as the first AP Capstone teacher.”
Before teaching AP Seminar, Zolle was the AP Biology teacher at Heritage. In both classes she strived to helped her students achieve success not solely on the exam, but on the lessons and purpose of the courses themselves. Hannah McDaniel ‘15 comments on how Zolle impacted her when she was in her AP Biology class.
“I felt like Mrs. Zolle prepared us really well for AP Biology and for the test, and she made each unit interesting. She also acted as a mentor for me throughout the college application process, and helped encourage me to stay on the pre-med track.” McDaniel says.
As for her future plans, Zolle discusses how she plans to spend her retirement by being involved in her passion.
“I want to do some travelling, but I am also looking forward to teaching part time at the zoo. They have education programs for preschool up to college age. I want to do the travelling through National Geographic, and they are going to get the best stories and the best pictures so I think that would make for the best adventures.”
Zolle’s involvement in Heritage has not just been in the science classes that she has taught, but in many other fields at the school. She is a part of the Leadership Alliance Committee and Community Relations, to name a few.
Zolle has truly spread her influence and talent into all aspects of the Heritage community, and her presence in the school as a colleague, teacher and mentor will be missed.by