Estes Park Trail Gazette – Eagle Rock Staff Member Receives Education Award

Dan Condon, Associate Director of Professional Development at Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center, received an inaugural CES Small Schools ‘Commitment to Equity’ Award for his work in making education more equitable for all young people. The award was presented at the 2009 Coalition of Essential Schools Summer Institute held in Providence, Rhode Island.

For over twenty years, the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) has been at the forefront of creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. Essential schools are places of powerful student learning where all students have the chance to reach their fullest potential. A common principle that the Coalition of Essential School promotes is democracy and equity.

Condon explains, “Eagle Rock School’s students and staff strives to demonstrate non-discriminatory and inclusive policies, practices, and pedagogies. We model democratic practices that involve all who are directly affected by the school. Eagle Rock works to honor diversity and builds on the strength of its communities, deliberately and explicitly challenging all forms of inequity.”

Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center is a Mentor School and Affiliate Center as recognized by the Coalition of Essential Schools.