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Hoover committed to developing leaders

Building a strong bond between a school and its community is a great way to improve students' success. Hoover is continuing to build that bond while also putting their students' skills on display by hosting a Leadership Day.

"Leadership Day allows us to communicate people's worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves," said Morrie Picking, certified reading specialist and LIghthouse Team Coordinator. "It gives us an opportunity to communicate our school, class, and person mission statements, build trust and community, synergize around continuous improvement, and celebrate group successes."

This year, nearly 50 community and business leaders attended the event along with members of the Tulsa Public Schools administration, Board of Education, and principals and teachers from other schools.

Photo of Hoover student showing community leaders work

Hoover staff and students got to put those skill to the test twice this month. The Leadership Day event was held on February 22, 2019, but State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister and Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist made it to Hoover for a "mini leadership day" on February 27, 2019.

"Leadership Day also provides opportunities for students to practice and develop their leadership skills, teach the 7 Habits [of Highly Effective People] and other leadership skills, nurture student voices, inform others of important things that are happening, and showcase staff members' talents and best practices.

Leadership Day also includes tours of schools, class visits, a Q&A panel of students and teachers, and more.

Developing leadership skills for our students early empowers them and gives them the confidence and skills needed as they continue their academic journey and set out on their career path.

Hoover wax museum students
Photo of Hoover students at the wax museum