Eamonn Dundon began his Breakwater career in 2002 and graduated in our 8th grade class of 2012. We asked him to tell us a little bit about his life “beyond the breakwater” and to describe what a Breakwater education meant for him.
In this intelligent and thoughtful Q&A, Eamonn fills us in about college, serving as a fellow on President Obama’s 2012 Campaign, as a Senate Page in D.C., as an intern in U.S. Senator Angus King's office, and about his involvement in the Maine Youth Court… plus, he tells us a story!
"Gratitude is a sort of laughter of the heart that comes about after some surprising kindness." (David Brooks)
We are all used to the idea that learning can improve our minds. However, we may not think as much about an equally important idea - that understanding our own character, and the fact that we all have strengths of character and character traits with which we struggle, allows us to know who we are and how our attitudes impact our lives. One especially compelling trait is gratitude.
Breakwater Learning's Board of Trustees has exciting news! Breakwater has been able to acquire the only available property adjoining our campus. In August the school purchased 838 Brighton Avenue, the land and house directly behind our Jessie Building.
Read the letter from Josiah Pierce, Chair of the Board of Trustees, announcing the acquisition and it's use!