HB welcomes new administrator


Maggie O'Hara

HBHS’s SRO, Officer Bergeron, stands next to Amanda Zeller, new Assistant Administrator at the school.

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief

Amanda Zeller, a former English and Literature teacher at Oyster River, is stepping up to the plate to take over as HB’s new assistant administrator. Tim Girzone, former administrator at HBHS, left the SAU at the end of the school year to start a new adventure as Assistant Principal of Bow High School. Jeremy Anderson ‘15 stated that “Mr. Girzone did leave some big shoes for Mrs. Zeller to fill, but I think that she’ll fill them nicely.”

Zeller, an English teacher for many years, already misses teaching and getting to know each of her students, yet she is excited to “learn Hollis-Brookline’s culture” and begin to “understand what makes this school so successful” from an administrator’s perspective.

Zeller stated that “every day is different” as an administrator and the spontaneity of the job keeps life exciting and new. This is one of the perks of being an administrator, along with working with students everyday.

Kaitlin Johnson ‘17 is excited to get to know Zeller and said that “she’s showing us that she’s going to be a good [Assistant Administrator].” Johnson isn’t the only one excited to have a new administrator, though.

“She was really nice when I first met her,” Vienna Scott ‘17 said, “as a president of Herstory, I think that it’s really good that the SAU hired a female administrator.”

Zeller spends her spare time taking care of her two kids: Charlotte, 8 years old, and Isaac, 5 years old. The family claims to have “the best dog in the world” and they love to play with him. Zeller doesn’t have a set favorite color; it depends on her mood, the time of the year, and her surroundings. Currently her favorite colors are autumn-themed. Zeller is also a trained dancer and practices mostly modern dance, but she also loves tap. Not only does Zeller  dance, she is also a singer,although cannot choose a favorite song.

The Hollis Brookline community is excited for Zeller to continue her work here and can’t wait to see what she’ll bring to the table this school year.