Drew Gloger

Department Chair, Humanities Teacher, Honor Dean
University of Southern California, JD
Brown University, BA
email: drew.gloger [at] sonomaacademy.org
phone: (707) 545-1770 x3409

Drew once served as a law clerk for a United States District Court Judge in Los Angeles and is one of our biggest history and current events buffs on campus. While attending Brown University for his undergraduate degree, Drew looked for an intellectually challenging major that would inspire him to take bigger risks with his school studies. This led him to pursue a career in law before coming to SA.

Drew worked at the US Senate in Washington DC as well as at a public policy “think tank” in San Francisco before deciding to go to law school in Southern California. Although Drew loved his work as a clerk, he knew ultimately that practicing law was not what he wanted to do. “It was a combination of the fit not being quite right in practicing law, and trying to ascertain what about law I really liked that lead me down the teaching path.”

When searching for a teaching job in Northern California, Drew said, “I was particularly drawn to Sonoma Academy because of the Humanities curriculum—I didn’t want to be pigeonholed as an English or History teacher. I wanted that real spectrum of all sorts of things on my plate as I had in law.”

Sonoma Academy first came on Drew’s radar when he was making his transition from law to teaching. Drew had grown up in the Bay Area and was looking for a school near his hometown. A few of Drew’s close friends mentioned Sonoma Academy and Drew decided to investigate. “I went online to Sonoma Academy's website, started to read teacher bios, and immediately said: ‘I want to work here!’”

This is Drew’s seventh year teaching at Sonoma Academy. Each semester he eagerly awaits the current news, topics, and controversies around the world as fodder for his classes. Our world’s breaking news makes Drew’s job compelling because the material always finds its way into the lesson plan or homework assignment for the day. Student dynamics and personalities inspire Drew to be creative and try new activities all the time.
I was particularly drawn to Sonoma Academy because of the Humanities curriculum--I didn’t want to be pigeonholed as an English or History teacher. I wanted that real spectrum of all sorts of things on my plate as I had in law.

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Sonoma Academy is the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.