September 20, 2017
Ebon is an ESL, AP English, and Honors English teacher at Hefei Number 1 High School in Hefei, Anhui Province. Ebon’s journey as an educator in the AHSP began almost 3 years ago as a supervisor of the international teaching team. He is now the Dean of Student Affairs and is charged with the duties of programming and extracurricular activities with the vice-principal of his site school. While busy being a dean, he also makes the time to be a Senior 3 co-leader and co-homeroom teacher.
Furthermore, he manages the school’s ‘House Cup Program’ a la Harry Potter Hogwarts experience, managing attendance, rewards, and disciplinary programs for the students. Ebon’s creativity builds a sense of community for his students; so much so, that they trust him as a counselor if they need to talk about personal issues. Ebon accredits his enjoyment of his time at Hefei No. 1 to many people for various, meaningful reasons. “The environment here is very free. Our principal gives us freedom as long as we are dedicated to the students… and maintain a professional attitude at all times. We’ve got [incredible staff] here! The international teachers work well together and most of us frequently discuss building the quality of education and cross-curriculum cooperation.”