We are sad to see Asher depart

Opinion by Nathan Wang ’25 (Illustration by Spectrum / Photo by Lacey Wood Photography)

Zachary Green Asher left his English and Communications teaching positions after 10 cherished years at Harvard-Westlake. Asher taught English I, 7th grade English and a public speaking class at the middle school.

Asher had changed his name from Greenberg after his marriage, then he took family leave after winter break for his first daughter, Lula.

Moremi Ogbara assumed Asher’s teaching roles.

As a former student of Asher’s English I class, I loved Asher’s enthusiasm and flexibility during class. Asher never came to class without being excited to teach. 

Many of Asher’s students also remember him as a caring, accommodating and eager teacher.

“I remember when we were doing a school shooting drill,” Alex Dinh ’25 said.“It was … supposed to be a small thing but Mr. Asher goes above and beyond for [our] safety. I was very excited to learn about protocols. It was my favorite memory because it shows how Mr. Asher really cared about us and for our safety in case anything bad happened.”

“My favorite memory with Mr. Asher was listening to the Donda album when it first came out as we did independent work,” Bella Spencer ’25 said. 

Unfortunately, Asher will not be returning to Harvard-Westlake next year and has decided to move out of state with his family. We all wish Asher the best for himself and his family!