Meet The Team — Eagle Rock’s Director of Public Allies, Mark Palmer

Eagle Rock’s Director of Public Allies, Mark Palmer.

For the time being and at least until the new year, Mark Palmer remains our director of Public Allies, a position that at the end of this trimester, he will have held for the past seven years.

Mark’s currently in the process of applying for the Digital Animation and Visual Effects (DAVE) School in Orlando, Fla., and he hopes to hear from that institution early next year.

Meanwhile, he is actively helping our director of professional development, Michael Soguero, and the Public Allies folks search for a new director to replace him. And while we’re all sorry to see his eventual departure from Eagle Rock, that doesn’t cut him any slack when it comes to highlighting him in one of our not-so-infrequent Meet the Team blog posts:

So let’s hear more from our departing director:

Eagle Rock: What is it exactly that you do you do here at Eagle Rock?

Mark: As Eagle Rock’s director of Public Allies, I oversee the hiring, training and experience of the dozen Public Allies Teaching Fellows we bring onboard annually.

Eagle Rock: What did you do prior to coming to work for Eagle Rock?

Mark: I’ve been doing youth work for 16 years with organizations like The United States Peace Corps, The University of Minnesota, Echo Hill Outdoor School and the YMCA.

Eagle Rock: What attracted you to Eagle Rock?

Mark: Getting a chance to be around a Continue reading…