Isaac S. Zawolo, Jr. was born in Monrovia, Liberia in the year 1965 unto the Union of Isaac S. Zawolo, a teacher, and Beatrice Brown Zawolo, a housewife. He was raised on the campus of the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute, KRTTI, in Kakata, Margibi County. He received his elementary, junior and most of his senior high school education in Margibi County. He briefly studied at the Lutheran Training Institute, LTI, in Salayea, Lofa County but went on to receive his high school diploma from the Seventh Day Adventist Konola Academy in Margibi County. Isaac holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Liberia, a Bachelor of Science (Honors) and Masters of Science degrees and in Civil Engineering (Water Supply & Sewage Systems) from the Kharkov Civil Engineering Institute in Kharkov, Ukraine and has completed course work for a Masters in Secondary Education with specialization in mathematics education from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. Isaac currently works as a teacher of mathematics for the Arlington Public School in Arlington, Virginia. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College.
Professor Zawolo is an award winning educator. Professor Zawolo has made tremendous contribution to the field of education. He has worked as a teacher for nearly thirty years imparting knowledge to students in two continents and three countries. He began his teaching career at the ST. Marks United Methodist School in Kakata, Margibi County in 1984. He later taught at the Paynesville Community Night High School in Paynesville, Liberia. He went on to lecture Civil Engineering, Mathematics and Physics at his alma mater, the University of Liberia from 1995-1997. He immigrated to the United States in 1998 and was immediately hired by the Prince Georges County Public schools (PGCPS). He taught mathematics at Bowie High school of the Prince George’s county public Schools for six years. At Bowie High School he was nominated for teacher of the year award and rose to become one of the most respected educators. Professor Zawolo joined the Arlington Public schools (APS) in 2004 and has remained assigned at the Arlington Career Center. In fact, owing to his commitment to the education of American children Professor Zawolo was named as Teacher of the Year for 2009-2010 school year of the Arlington Career Center. This distinction put him in line for other more prestigious awards. Though he did not win the other awards Professor continues to command the respect of educators, school leaders and board members as an epitome of an excellent teacher. Isaac was twice named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.