Mustang Horizon Intermediate School Students Attend ‘Lead Like Me’ Leadership Conference
(Mustang, Oklahoma – November 12, 2019) – On Tuesday, November 12th, The Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals (OAESP) conducted their "Lead Like Me" Leadership Conference at Edmond’s Heritage Elementary, and several students from Mustang Horizon Intermediate were able to attend.
This exciting program supports leadership organizations in schools by providing a one-day training for students in grades 4-6 and their advisors. The dynamic workshop is led by retired principals and educators dedicated to the mission of teaching the art of leadership and teamwork. Students from Mustang Horizon Intermediate, Ida Freeman, Cashion, Bridge Creek, Chisholm and Heritage Elementaries will attend.
“Our Leadership Teacher, Mrs. Davis, came to me with this opportunity, and I was excited to be able to offer it to some of our students,” said Mustang Horizon Principal, Krista Edwards. “Sage Brooks, Abbagale Whitehead, Michael Vincent and Hannah Cain attended, as well as Ginger Davis and I. It was a great experience, and I am so proud of our students for how they represented Mustang.”
The workshop provides an important time for leadership teams to work together to share ideas and successful programs, discuss challenges, and answer questions. They also discover techniques to generate peer participation, explore tools to create meaningful and challenging projects and fundraisers, and network with other student leaders.
During their own session, students will discover the leadership style they possess and learn to develop it in order to become a successful leader. Participants will study leadership roles and responsibilities and how to effectively communicate as a student leader. They will learn how to utilize an agenda and what is expected of them in a meeting, identify leadership challenges and problem-solving techniques, as well as experience the excitement of networking with student leaders in other schools.
During their own session, advisors will: learn how to organize a council or student leadership program and keep it active all year, explore how to develop a constitution, and establish membership and election criteria. They will discover how to organize a successful, unique school project and share fundraising ideas. Finally sponsors will have invaluable networking time with experienced leadership team advisors and learn how to become a nationally recognized Student Council.
About ‘Lead Like Me’
OAESP's student leadership workshop "Lead Like Me" has trained more than 600 Oklahoma students and their advisors to be successful leaders on their campuses. During the one-day workshop, 4th-6th grade students and their advisors learn to create a dynamic student leadership team.
About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 employees, including both support personnel and certified personnel. The school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12) and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.