Steve Brooks

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75 Stenton Avenue
Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Steve, Brooksie

Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, won't you join the dance? LEWIS CARROLL.

Entered School 1951. Dinner Dance Committee, Chairman; Chorus, 3 years; Charter Singers, 2 years; Key Club, 2 years, Secretary 1959.60; Dramatic Club, 1 year; Literary Society, 3 years, Treasurer 1959-60; Varsity Club, 2 years; P.C. in Football, 2 years; P.C. in Wrestling, 2 years, (Co-Capt. 1959-60); P.C. Second in Wrestling, 5 years; Honorable Mention All-Interac Football 1959; Germantown Schools' Community Council.

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Deceased June 3, 2010

See his obituary and a remembrance from the website of The Philadelphia Center.

Former Residence
7825 Winston Road
Philadelphia, PA  19118
Former Business
Executive Director
Great Lakes Colleges Assoc.
The Philadelphia Center
1227-29 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
[Write-up and photo from 2000]

College: Penn  Degrees: B.A. English Honors; M.A. Higher Education, Goddard, 1976. Married: Krail Sibson, 1969; B.A., Denver University, 1968. Children: Reed, 1982.

Occupation: Executive Director, The Philadelphia Center of the Great Lakes Colleges Association.

Observations on Life and Times

I worked my way through college (Penn, English Honors ) by teaching and coaching and filling in/substituting at Penn Charter. In seven years I taught upper- and middle-school art, history, English, philosophy, physics, religion, drama, gym, and two years of 5th-grade English and Science, and coached junior football, wrestling, squash, and tennis. I also taught filmmaking at The Philadelphia Museum of Art on weekends and in summers. In 1968 my filmmaking education at the Art Museum led to an offer as Director of Education with the Great Lakes Colleges Association Philadelphia Center, the nation's first undergraduate, liberal arts, experiential education program. I was appointed Executive Director in 1973, and have remained here since. Over the years I've published, lectured and consulted extensively in experiential education both in the U.S. and the U.K.

In 1969 I married Krail Sibson, whose father Walter attended PC (OPC'26), as did her brother Kirk from '54-'56. Krail did her B.A. in Sociology at Denver University (1968) and her M.S.W. at Temple University (1974)

I received my M.A. in Higher Education from Goddard College in 1976.

Our son, Reed, was born in 1982. He will attend Oberlin College in the fall.