EAGLE College Prep: Gravois Park
aaron.massey [at] eagleprepstl.org (Aaron Massey), Founding Principal
Aaron Massey has committed his life to improving the lives of children growing up in low-opportunity communities. His passion and relentless commitment is deeply rooted in his upbringing in East St. Louis. Through his own journey in education, he knew he wanted to give back and one day lead his own school in the area. Aaron earned his Bachelor's Degree in Urban and Community Development from Illinois Wesleyan University and his Master's Degree in Urban Education Policy from Brown University, where he was selected to be a Brown Executive Scholar. Aaron started his education career in Baton Rouge, Louisiana teaching Mathematics at Prescott Middle School through Teach for America. This is where he fell in love with education. He has since worked in various cities around the country including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Chicago, Harlem, New York, and Memphis. Every step of the way, he has learned from dynamic leaders and organizations about how to lead effective schools. Aaron believes in deliberate action planning. He is incredibly excited to be home and making his dream a reality.
meggie.meisinger [at] eagleprepstl.org (Meggie Meisinger), Founding Dean of Students
Ms. Meisinger is the Founding Dean of Students for EAGLE Gravois Park. She is committed to ensuring the children of St. Louis have access to an excellent education and she wholeheartedly believes in the EAGLE approach, "Expecting Academic Greatness With a Loving Emphasis". Ms. Meisinger was a founding member of the teaching staff at EAGLE Tower Grove South. In her four years at EAGLE Tower Grove South she served as Lead Kindergarten Teacher, Kindergarten Instructional Coach, School Operations Manager, and Dean of Students. Under her leadership, the kindergarten team consistently achieved high academic gains every year. As the Dean of Students, Ms. Meisinger introduced the use of mindfulness-based interventions and the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model, resulting in a more positive and supportive learning environment. Prior to joining EAGLE, Ms. Meisinger was a Teach For America Corps Member and taught preschool and second grade in Saint Louis Public Schools. Ms. Meisinger has completed two highly-selective fellowships, the LEE Summer Policy & Advocacy Fellowship and the TFA Aspiring School Leaders Fellowship. Ms. Meisinger is an alumna of Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Amherst College and a Master of Education in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. She is incredibly excited to meet and partner with the families of EAGLE Gravois Park!