Memorial service honors history teacher

Students, faculty, staff and alumni honored history teacher Eric Zwemer at his memorial service and shared memories of him at the open-mic reception that followed Oct. 5. Zwemer’s father, brother and other family members joined the school community at the gathering. Chronicle Digital Editor Lucas Gelfond ’19 said Zwemer’s class influenced his education and experience […]

Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

Less than a month ago, history teacher Eric Zwemer passed away after nearly three decades of teaching. His death caused immense grief and pain in our community and was followed by a period of deep reflection. His students thought about their last interactions with him. His colleagues remembered their last conversations. Those who didn’t know […]

Community mourns loss of history teacher at assembly

Community mourns loss of history teacher at assembly

In honor of history teacher Eric Zwemer, who died yesterday, faculty shared memories of him as well as words from students at an all-school assembly before classes this morning. President Rick Commons began the assembly by reading an excerpt of Zwemer’s writings from years ago about the students at Harvard-Westlake. The excerpt reflected Zwemer’s dry […]

Assembly to honor memory of history teacher

Assembly to honor memory of history teacher

History teacher Eric Zwemer died peacefully Sept. 13, President Rick Commons said in an email to the school community. Upper school students, faculty and staff will honor his memory in an assembly tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. in Taper Gym. “He will be remembered for his broad erudition, dry wit, and deep affection for both students […]