WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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can seem pointless. "It's hard to articulate why it works," says Drew. "You can't parse it out too much. It happened." What Drew is referring to is the intense lifelong friendship that flourished from that day in school and beyond. It has culminated in the two of them working down the hall from each other in the same high school from which they graduated. Mike is the depart- ment chair of Wellesley High School's social studies department and Drew is currently the Phillips Housemaster (and was a social stud- ies teacher for 15 years at the school). Drew credits Mike for introducing him to education as a career. "What I was doing gave me no satisfaction," says Drew. "Mike kept saying: 'Drew, this is where you need to be.'" Mike certainly knew whom he was recruiting when it came to Drew. They were in each other's weddings, they were there for the births of each other's children, and Mike's first son is named Drew. "The lazy person sees a black man and a white man and thinks 'there must be some differences,'" says Drew. "But when you get to know us, you see that we have much more in common than what is on the surface." Their families were close and remain so today. One of Mike and Drew's favorite shared memories is when, at Drew's wedding, while dancing the traditional first dance with his mother, she whispered in his ear, "You We Are Family 130 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 Drew Kelton (second from left) and Mike Reidy (far right) with their wives

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