Wellington Middle School Language Arts Teacher Mary Potter P ’01 ’04 was named Middle School Teacher of the Year by Columbus Parent magazine. For more than three decades, Potter has been a tireless advocate for empowering young people to find their voice in reading and writing and then use it to help others. Her favorite moments as a teacher involve the service learning ventures decided, planned, and beautifully executed by students.
“In her 32 years at The Wellington School,” Head of Middle School Erin Noviski said, “Mary Potter has demonstrated a remarkable ability to connect with each and every one of her students by nurturing, challenging, and inspiring them to grow into confident and capable adults. Mary’s passionate commitment to service learning is reflected in her students’ dedication to giving back to others long after they leave Wellington. Mary Potter is, without a doubt, one of the most positively influential teachers I have ever known and a true treasure for families of Wellington.”
Inspired by the energy and enthusiasm of her students, Potter is always impressed by the positive way in which Wellington students treat each other. She said, “I could never find this level of love, learning, and laughter anywhere else.”
Congratulations on your well-deserved honor, Mary Potter!
To watch Mary Potter receive her award, click here and here. ThisWeek News writes more about the honor in Teachers of the Year: Wellington’s Potter knows ‘what makes kids tick.’