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What does leadership look like?

Where do you see and feel the impacts of authentic leadership? 
Too often we miss true leaders because they don’t fit the stereotype of what we have been taught to expect leaders to look like—from physical appearance to the volume of their voice, we have learned expectations for leadership. But of course, some of those same qualities can be detrimental to effective leadership—the leaders who focus on projecting their own voice loudest may miss the opportunity to listen to and learn from other important perspectives. At Nashoba Brooks School, we know that leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Our student leaders are elected based on our core values—integrity, empathy, inclusivity, collaboration, and resilience. Throughout the month of March we have seen authentic leadership on display in our Grade 8 students—taking the stage for two outstanding performances of Shrek the Musical, Jr., hosting our annual Variety Show, leading by example in their work with younger students on Legacy Day, setting records on the basketball court, winning recognition in the national C-SPAN documentary competition, spontaneously creating a tunnel to clap the Lower School students out as they departed for spring break, and so much more. The impact of joyful, authentic student leadership on a school campus cannot be overstated. We are so proud of our student leaders and so grateful for all they do for Nashoba Brooks School! Where do you see and feel the impacts of authentic leadership? 
Situated on a beautiful 30-acre campus in historic Concord, Massachusetts, Nashoba Brooks School enrolls all genders in Preschool through Grade 3, and students identifying as girls in Grades 4 through 8. Nashoba Brooks is an independent school designed to build community, character, and confidence in its students.
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