Elementary students across Round Rock ISD spent their morning developing skills that will grow them as future and effective leaders during the World Class Student Leadership Conference on Nov. 3.
Hosted at England Elementary School, the conference offered elementary student council members the opportunity to participate in different leadership sessions throughout the morning and learn how their roles in student council are helping them develop particular leadership skills.
To kick off the leadership development event, Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D. provided words of encouragement and motivation to students. He also shared that although the students may be in elementary school, they have the opportunity to lead from wherever they are in life.
“You are all leaders at your campus and practicing leadership skills at a young age is essential to building confidence in your skills as a leader and being ready and able to embrace future challenges in and out of school,” Flores said. “Today is an opportunity for you to grow further as a leader and I encourage you to take advantage of every moment.”
The event focused on school spirit and positive school leadership for the 350 elementary school leaders. Each participant had the opportunity to participate in three breakout sessions covering various leadership topics led by District leaders, campus administrators, counselors, middle and high School staff and students including secondary Student Council Officers.
“The event gets bigger each year with more and more students and staff from across the District enthusiastically participating in providing such great learning opportunities for our youngest leaders,” said Kristina Snow, director of leadership development.