Izzy ‘22 knows her way around Park! She has been a Pioneer since Grade 1 and has grown up with her friends here and considers them family. She places importance on classroom size and likes that the classes are small and they are encouraged to have group discussions. Izzy feels empowered at Park and finds that teachers are very approachable and receptive to student ideas emphasizing Park’s long held desire to equip its students to advocate for their own futures.
In the classroom, Izzy doesn’t shy from her love of AP Bio and in particular, the lab work that accompanies. She also participates in environment stewardship where they focus on making things more sustainable on campus. She is currently planting near the pond, illuminating plastic water bottles, and teaching the community how to compost. All of these efforts are driven from a deep rooted knowledge of the harmful effects we have had on the planet and the need for our attention to create and implement sustainable practices to protect its future.
Her English class focus is on philosophy and literature where students are learning about perspectives and understanding education. Izzy found great enjoyment in the just completed reading of Allegory of the Cave and looks forward to the small group discussions that will be sure to follow!