Hello 5th Grade Families!


    My name is Mr. Zlock and I am so pumped to be your teacher this year. This is my 19th year in public education and my first as an elementary school teacher. I am so excited for the 2021-2022 school year!


    My wife, Molly, and I live in Elon with our third-grade twins, Deacon and Harper, and our dogs, Queen Scarlet Begonias of House Zlock and Cosmic Charlie the Court Jester. Molly works at Elon University and the kids go to Elon Elementary. We’re so proud to be Phoenix, Li’l Phoenix and, now, Hawks!


    Over the course of my career, I’ve taught at Seton Hall University and Randolph High School in New Jersey, and I also worked with grades 5-12 in underserved communities in Nashville, TN. I began my career as a newspaper reporter. I have a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Elizabeth University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Susquehanna University. The best job I've ever had is being a teacher. 


    Outside of school, I am the head coach of the 8U Burlington Bolts little league baseball team and an avid fan of the following sports teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and 76ers, the Nashville Predators and, well, all things Elon University. Honestly, though? My favorite team is the one I have at home (and the Bolts). 


    I’m so excited to work alongside our students and families this school year and I’m so, so happy to be part of the Highland family. Go Hawks!


    - Mr. Z


    Room D14



    Like Gandalf says, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”