Baltimore Sun Education Reporter Erica Green to Speak at 8th Grade Closing
We are happy to announce that Ms. Erica Green, education reporter for the Baltimore Sun, will speak at the 8th grade closing. She will share her personal and professional narratives, reflections on the future of our City and State, and strategies our girls and boys can use to be successful in high school, college and beyond. Ms. Green is a graduate of Goucher College and Northwestern University. Quoted in an interview she gave to Goucher Quarterly, Ms. Green said, “education [reporting] is not just about education: It encompasses every aspect of society. It’s crime, it’s politics, it’s legal proceedings, it’s health. You never get bored. And it’s so important. When I was a kid, education literally saved my life. Not as in, “If I hadn’t gone to school, I wouldn’t have this great career.” I mean that, without the teachers who truly cared about me, I would probably be dead; I grew up in a very abusive household. School was my outlet. School was where I felt safe.” We look forward to her insight and remarks at the 8th grade closing.