LEADing off the School Year with the Education and Leadership LLC!
My name is Macey and I'm the RA of the education and leadership floor. I'm a second-year exceptional education major and I couldn't be more excited to spend the year learning and growing together with our community. A great deal of the students living on the floor are pursuing degrees in early-middle education and exceptional education.
We started off the year by participating in our kickoff event "LEADing into the school year". We took some quirky personality and leadership style tests as well as attempting the infamous human knot teambuilder. We talked about how we can work together with our different leadership styles and mesh well as a community.
We also had the opportunity to go on a camping retreat at Camp Minikani, just a short bus ride away. The retreat was planned by Ed Pol professor, Laurie Marks. After having free time and eating dinner we pulled our sleeping bags and pillows out into the common area and watched the film "Waiting for Superman" which discusses the impacts of failing public schools while taking a positive outlook on charter schools. We woke up early the next morning and completed a low ropes course as well as other teambuilding activities. The retreat gave students the opportunity to see one another in a different light and work together towards a common goal.
September was a big month for us as an LLC! I can't wait to see what October brings seeing as we have some cool events in the works such as Dinner with the Dean and Make a Difference Day.