Here at Eagle Rock, we think of ourselves as being part of many communities, the least of which is the Eagle Rock Community. And with such a community affiliation, we often find ourselves bragging about our community members — especially our former students.
Take aspiring poet Marcus Wade-Prince (ER 75), for example. Marcus graduated from Eagle Rock School in August of 2018 and is currently in his sophomore year at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. While he was with us, this California native who now calls southeastern Ohio home, made his mark in countless ways, including:
- Lead Student Ambassador for the Professional Development Center
- Represented Eagle Rock at Brave New Voices (the annual conference for professional and aspiring poets)
- Traveled with the Professional Development team to support engagements in Vermont and Colorado
- Attended a Washington, D.C.-based event called “SparkHouse” that saw teens from 13 states share learner-centered experiences from their own schools, and wrote about that experience for the Eagle Rock Blog.
Which brings us to today. Just a sophomore in college, Marcus recently accepted a position on the board of directors at Education Reimagined — an initiative of Convergence Center for Policy Resolution that promotes a transformational vision for education in the U.S. He also completed a Workspace Education internship, and most recently finished up a stint as a program mentor at Two Coyotes Wilderness School in Monroe, Conn.
To find out why Marcus was attracted to serving on Education Reimagined’s board, and to read some of his poetry, please see Freedom from Knowing: A Conversation with Marcus Wade-Prince.