About Jordan Peters
If things go as planned, when Jordan Peters graduates in the spring of 2021 he’ll return to his hometown of Bennington, Vermont, and become an elementary school teacher.
“Community has always been important to me,” he says, describing this life he envisions for himself. He’ll be near family and friends, and having an impact on the next generation.
It’s been the strong sense of community that has impressed Jordan most about Sage.
“You feel it right away,” he says. “People accept and care about you no matter who you are. From the time you arrive as a freshman, people are always making sure you’re being taken care of. Everyone wants to see you be your best.”
Starting out, Jordan thought he’d major in Musical Theatre. He made a switch to Childhood Education because it was children’s theatre he’d discovered he loved the most. It was the idea of sharing stories and inspirational moments with children that excited him. Teaching elementary school, it became clear, was the job for him.
Eventually, he says, he will pursue a master’s degree in education. But for now he’s got a lot on his plate. Along with Childhood Education Jordan is also majoring in History. He works in the Admissions Office as a student ambassador, while also playing on the men’s varsity lacrosse team.
In lacrosse, Jordan has experienced what it’s like to play at a high level. He led his high school team to a league championship and the state semifinals. But his experience at Sage seems more about “the family aspect” of being part of a team.
“It isn’t all about the stats and the wins and losses here,” he says. “It’s about becoming the best possible player you can be. And you’re held accountable. There’s a pretty high standard. I think what’s great about our coach is that he’s taking boys and turning them into men. And academics are a real focus. It’s not just about how you do on the field.”
For Jordan, the college experience has been a lot about growing up. He says that when he started out as a student ambassador in admissions he thought it was just a work-study job. Pretty soon he realized that many high school students are strongly influenced by their tour guide. He could have a major impact on whether that student decided to come to Sage.
“That made it real,” Jordan said.
And making it real has become important to him.
“From the time you arrive as a freshman, people are always making sure you’re being taken care of. Everyone wants to see you be your best.”