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"Staten Island Real-Time News" featured School of Education Alumnus Jermaine Cameron in "Young men of Eagle Academy are soaring to new heights"

04/16/2018

"Staten Island Real-Time News" featured School of Education Alumnus Jermaine Cameron in "Young men of Eagle Academy are soaring to new heights"

...ON A MISSION

Born in the West Indies, Principal Cameron moved with his family to Brooklyn at the age of 13 and graduated from Tilden High School.

"I always knew I wanted to teach," says the 38-year-old who plays the drums and enjoys rappelling. "I was always very driven, always setting goals."

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Hunter College, plus a master of science degree in secondary education and a master's degree in educational leadership and administration from Pace University.

Cameron taught English Language Arts (ELA) to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders for eight years at Brooklyn's Meyer Levin Intermediate School for the Performing Arts, and later became a staff developer and mentor for the Department of Education.

As Eagle Academy's founding principal, he knows each student by name and is deeply committed to making them college-and-career ready.

During spring recess, he accompanied 42 Eagle scholars on a five-day trip to Atlanta where they visited the campuses of Emory University, Clark-Atlanta University and Morehouse College. They also toured the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, the Coca Cola Pavilion, the Atlanta History Center and The King Center.

During a summer bridge program, Eagle students attend classes on area campuses, including Wagner College, St. John's University, Brooklyn College, New York University and Rutgers University.

"Our young men need to know that college is an option for everyone," he says. "We ensure they have a college experience on every grade level."

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