When one of her Kindergarten 1 students displayed some pretty significant behavioral issues, Wisline took hold of the heart of our storytelling value. She chose to focus on the fact that this student’s voice and story mattered to God. And because it mattered to God, it mattered to her.
Wisline began to advocate for this student in staff meetings, sharing her story and praying over her future. She changed her approach in the classroom; Wisline realized that as soon as she gave this student responsibility and the opportunity for growth, the behavior struggles turned into leadership potential.
This student transformed before Wisline’s eyes.
At only 4 years old, she’s showing a desire for responsibility and a willingness to take on leadership roles. When Wisline made it clear—through her words, actions, and advocating—that this student’s story mattered, it resulted in unlocked potential as she began to believe in herself.
This is the power of storytelling. This is the power of believing that every voice and every story, including our own, matter.