Leader Among Peers

Matthew UtterbackSuperintendent, North Clackamas School District, Portland, OR

Anytime we can get students involved in games and activities, we’re going to see improved behavior, more focused students when they get back to the classroom, and I think the opportunity, particularly for the older student leaders, provides an amazing leadership opportunity. We’re seeing some of those students really turn around their outlook and have a more positive identity because they are seen as a leader among their peers.