Teacher Spotlight-Mrs. Wolf
By: Avery Ducar
Over the course of the school year, students form close bonds with their teachers. It's very easy to connect with a teacher, so seeing them go can be hard. However, having a way to honor their time with us can be comforting. Highlighting retiring teachers is important; we students can get some sort of closure, and the teacher leaving can positively reflect on their career as well.
Mrs. Wolf has been teaching for the past 34 years here at Wheaton North. She has taught A and I Biology, AP Environmental Science, Ecology, Genetics, and Physical Science. Her favorite tradition is when the band marches through the hallway. Mrs. Wolf’s ecology Killifish lab is her favorite project for her A Bio kids- she loves the diversity and complexity of life in the pond water. Her favorite project for her APES kids is when they take a trip to the DuPage River. Seeing her students use all they have learned over the years gives Mrs. Wolf optimism for the future.
When Mrs. Wolf retires, she plans on doing a lot of traveling: climbing into the canopy in the Costa Rican rainforest, walking up the pyramids at Teotihacán, seeing the stone walls in Cusco, and traversing Europe, Australia, and the Galapagos Islands are a few of her future travel plans. She mostly looks forward to having time with her husband, friends, and family, in addition to making a new schedule for her life. Mrs. Wolf still wants to make this world a better place after she retires; she now has time to volunteer with organizations like SCARCE and the People's Resource Center.
When Mrs. Wolf leaves, she will miss “the amazing faculty I work with, and of course...the kids!” She feels humbled and honored to have worked all these years at North. It's a very special place, with amazing staff, administration, and students. Her time at North has filled her with a sense of common purpose and accomplishment.
For 34 years, we have had an amazing teacher teaching a new generation. Mrs. Wolf has made an impact on many, and we all will miss her at North. She has changed this world for the better and will continue to do so after her time at Wheaton North. Thank you for all you've done and will continue to do, Mrs. Wolf. You will be missed!