February is the celebration of President’s Day. The students are able to recall the historical backgrounds of presidential leaders in classrooms. I was able to relate a very real story of leadership after I completed the Midnight Run Dog Sled Race in Marquette.. Amid blinding snow beating against our faces and pushing us west we traveled along the trail next to the shores of Lake Superior. Every dog team experienced the mighty winds off Superior. I had a team of 6 small yearling females lead by my 2 experienced leaders.
What an epic lesson for me to share. My leaders Puddle and Mississippi brilliantly led these young team without hesitation to the finish line. Though I could not see the wheel dogs at times, I did as I had been reminded leaving Chatham- “Trust your leaders!” Since I was unable to see the trail, I encouraged the team and helped peddle them along the way. Puddle and Missi were the leaders I hope my students will be as adults- Trustworthy positive individuals stepping up to lead when needed.