Bart Eddy

Bart Eddy

Co-Founder


Detroit Community Schools

Detroit, MI USA


You have to live out your dreams, whatever they might be, as frail as they are. Take it on, do it, live it, and something will happen.

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Bart Eddy

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Themes: Chance
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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Went to Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania; decided to hitchhike his way across the country after graduation.
The trip helped him realize he wanted to get involved in education, so he studied to become a teacher in the Waldorf system of schools.
He liked the Waldorf style of teaching, but he didn't think that he personally wanted to become a teacher and dropped out.
Found out about a program in England called the Center for Social Development and went abroad to check it out.
He was 39 years old with no career and no clear picture of what he wanted to be doing when suddenly it all came to him in a flash.
He knew he wanted to move back to Detroit and start a school that employed something like the Center's project-based curriculum.
Went back to school, got his master's degree in education, and finally became a Waldorf teacher.
A Detroit resident heard about his idea for a new kind of school and helped him make Detroit Community Schools a reality.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General
Franklin and Marshall College
graduate
Graduate
Elementary Education and Teaching
Wayne State University
Career

Career

Co-Founder

I lead the vision and direction of Detroit Community Colleges to help awaken our students' highest aspirations.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring
Teaching / Mentoring