Intervention specialist Doug Wilson was announced as the UAHS winner of the Golden Apple award.



n a Wednesday afternoon early last month, directors of the Upper Arlington Civic Association (UACA) descended upon UAHS to announce this year’s winner of the famous Golden Apple award: intervention specialist Doug Wilson.

The UACA directors entered the room while Wilson was co-teaching a class. Wilson did not realize he had won the award until his family entered the classroom.

“Once I saw my kids come in, I put the pieces together,” Wilson said.

Also present were UAHS and district administrators, including principal Andrew Theado.

“Mr. Wilson is very deserving of this award,” Theado said. “He is a tremendous teacher, and an advocate for students, [and he] bends over backwards to support them.”

Wilson began this year dealing with American history and physical science after having previously been a math intervention specialist.

“I was truly overwhelmed and shocked,” Wilson said. “I’m very grateful and thankful.”