Roeper is unusual in that it invites student representation at it’s highest level of governance, The Roeper Board of Trustees. Student representatives are chosen in a balloted election for two positions as full participants on the Board. This is in line with our school philosophy and the principals of democracy. Students should be taken seriously – respected and trusted – as stakeholders and therefore deserve representation. Likewise, the Board, benefits from their perspective and thinking.
Take some time to read this interesting article in The Roeper Review: “Leadership Impact Experiences of Student Representatives to The Roeper School Board of Trustees”. Authors Robert A. Schultz and Lori Lutz set out to “to learn from former student trustees of The Roeper School (a school for the gifted) whether and how the leadership experience impacted them. In addition, we wanted to know whether this impact had effects on their leadership capacity as adults.”