“Students should be seen, heard, and trained as leaders and role models,” according to Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux, superintendent of the Pendergast School District.
DeBlieux formed the Eighth Grade Superintendent’s Student Council five years ago to actualize a student leadership and mentoring model.
The purpose of the Council is to build a strong connection to the schools and the Pendergast School District.
The goals of the group are to prepare students for the future and learn more about opportunities available beyond high school.
The group also collaborates to create leadership, presentation, and teamwork skills, as well as, participating in community service projects and fundraising for trips during the year.
Students share how the impact of this innovative Council builds their future and share their experiences and passion for future success.
“The Council means connecting with the schools and building a bond of friendship. It will lead me to future success because it actually influences me and it builds character, talent and leadership. When I shared with my family that I was chosen for the Council they told me, ‘You are going to graduate high school because we never did and then go to college.’ That belief in me inspires me every day.”
Pendergast District builds leaders that influence their schools, district and communities each day to make a difference.
We invite you to join our Pendergast family because we are the district that believes in YOU!
Visit our website at www.pesd92.org to learn more.
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