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Sudent Leadership Conference


Developing Leadership

I believe that we are all developing leadership. Students are under the assumption that leaders are born, but I know that we are all developing as leaders

Too many of us, myself included, don't see ourselves as the leaders we are. I am on a mission to change that myth. Leaders are not born they are developed, we need to provide opportunities for us to develop as leaders. Making mistakes is part of the process, and while the stakes are high in developing leaders the ultimate growth of positive school culture is worth it!

After spending 20 years in the classroom I realized that we were not only perpetuating the myth, we were using it to our advantage. I didn't see myself as a leader, I was just a teacher, just a mom, just - just - just. When one (or several) of my students told me they were leaders I knew I had to redefine leadership for myself, so I could change the belief in others. 


Thus the creation of Peers not Fears. I know that there is a lot of fear in schools, and so much of that fear is built into relationships with our peers. If we see our peers as leaders and ourselves as leaders then we can start to see community!

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