Upper School English teacher Drew Eberly received the Upper Arlington Civic Association Golden Apple Award for his outstanding contribution to our community in the field of education. Eberly not only teaches at Wellington but also serves as a grade-level dean, student advisor, and club advisor. His deep passion for English instruction combined with an inherent ability to form meaningful connections with students enables him to bring new and innovative courses and initiatives to our program, according to Assistant Head of School and Head of Upper School Dr. Jeff Terwin.
“He maintains extremely high standards for his students, engages them with thoughtful inquiry and genuine experiences, creating a learning environment that is second-to-none,” Terwin said. “As a part of our academic program, there are also many opportunities for students to take college-seminar-style English elective courses. In each of these classes Drew has done a remarkable job of building authentic and evocative projects that allow the students to demonstrate what they have learned. His classes understand that he respects them, values their ideas, and expects a lot out of them.”
As a dean and club sponsor Eberly has also brought new ideas to our community. Most recently, he built a unique immersive Columbus experience for all 10th graders in which they explore art, service, and the entrepreneurial scene of downtown while strengthening their relationships with each other. All along the way Drew’s students typically provide feedback that they are challenged and loving it,” Terwin said.
Congratulations, Drew! We are very lucky to have you!