Musician Eric Ling tempers a powerful drive for success in the classroom with hard-earned empathy — transforming the lives of his students
Eric Ling has been teaching school in Ohio for a decade. He’s a certified Rock Star, first as a member of the folk band Bethesda with a “rootsy rock vibe,” and now with an “indie pop band”: By Light We Loom. He’s also married to his creative partner in music, Shanna Delaney.
Eric says he’s “just a teacher,” but his insights on what it takes to empower young people — who are working with genocide survivors from Rwanda — have helped him create a business philosophy that inspires young people to take risks. It is, as Eric says, “hypermotivating,” getting his students into college, and helping them create meaningful careers.
Of course, what drives Eric is his love for music, his past childhood experiences of “unabashed freedom” in a family of eight, and most of all, Eric’s passion to change the world and his love for people.
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