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.