The Student Leadership Program is a once in a lifetime experience for high school students.  Students in SLP will have the opportunity to learn more about their community including career opportunities at major businesses and learn important work-ready power skills to earn their dream job and be successful on the job.  Below is information on what to expect in SLP and resources to connect and be successful in your own leadership journey.

SLP Events

Kickoff

Kickoff

Kickoff officially begins the new year of SLP each fall. Kickoff includes a motivational speaker as well as high energy and interactive workshops and exercises focusing on career exploratory and leadership development growth.

Explore Sessions

Explore Sessions

Students participate in three Explore Sessions throughout the school year at different Fox Valley businesses. During Explore Sessions, students tour the hosting business to learn about career opportunities, company culture and educational requirements for specific careers. Students also participate in hands-on workshops focusing on specific work-ready power skills.

Year-End Celebration

Year-End Celebration

The SLP Year-End Celebration is the official conclusion of the SLP year that includes a keynote speaker, adviser and student awards recognition and SLP Graduation Ceremony for junior participants.

SLP Serves

SLP Serves

SLP Serves is a volunteer and community service day held in the summer where students and advisers work with nonprofit organizations to learn about community issues and volunteer to make their community a better place.

Summer Experience Trip

Summer Experience Trip

This overnight experience trip to Chicago for sophomore students consist of educational tours, a college tour, visit to the Wisconsin State Capitol and experiencing the sights and sounds of Chicago.

Keys to Success

The Student Leadership Program is hosted in partnership between the Appleton Area School District, Gulfstream and businesses and non-profit organizations in the Fox Valley. After Discovery Learning Experiences, two years of Power Skills will provide the Keys to Success.

SLP Student Commitment

The Student Leadership Program (SLP) is a partnership between Gulfstream and Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools aimed to expose students to career opportunities in Chatham County and develop student’s personal leadership and work-ready skills.  Being selected to be in SLP is an honor and privilege.  Students admitted to the program will remain in the program throughout their sophomore, junior and senior year of high school as long as they meet the SLP Commitment Requirements.  Failure to meet these requirements may result in removal from the program.  Students in the program must commit to the following:

Being present is critical for students to be engaged and learn through the experiences offered in SLP.  Students in the program can miss no more than two events per year.  If a student misses more than one event in a year, they will be dismissed from the program.

Since SLP takes place during the school day, it is important for SLP students to maintain good grades since they will miss instruction time to attend SLP.  Students who have a grade in any class that is lower than a C for more than two nine-week periods will be dismissed from the program.

SLP is a leadership program to promote and demonstrate positive leadership actions.  As a member of SLP, students should abide by the school code of conduct.  If the student violates any portion of the code of conduct, it will be up to their principal whether they can continue in SLP.

At all SLP events, being engaged and participating is important to personal growth.  At SLP students are expected to be respectful to others in paying attention during tours, workshops and assemblies, not using their cellphone and/or earbuds and headphones.

Community service is a major part of leadership and understanding your community.  Students must complete four hours of Community Service while in the program.  Participation in SLP Serves will satisfy this requirement.

SLP Advisers

Teacher Advisers

  • Carly Tiedt
    Sophomore Group A
  • Jenn Bleck
    Sophomore Group B
  • Jessica Bruch
    Sophomore Group C
  • Kelly Leopold
    Sophomore Group A
  • Molly Meck
    Sophomore Group B
  • Phil Reisweber
    Sophomore Group C

Community Advisers

  • Amy Pearce
    Sophomore Group A
  • Amy Schanke
    Sophomore Group C
  • Anthony Schroder
    Sophomore Group A
  • Ashley Forseth
    Sophomore Group A
  • Brian Freeman
    Sophomore Group C
  • Emily Haupt
    Sophomore Group B
  • Greg Fox
    Sophomore Group B
  • John Schober
    Sophomore Group C
  • Mike Sandercock
    Sophomore Group B
  • Nicole Drenthe
    Sophomore Group C

Teacher Advisers

  • Mary Bend
    Junior Group A
  • Sae Yang
    Junior Group A
  • Samantha Lichtenwald
    Junior Group C
  • Samantha Sternhagen
    Junior Group B
  • Teri Berlowski
    Junior Group C
  • Victoria Cavins
    Junior Group B

Community Advisers

  • Blair Plamann
    Junior Group A
  • Janis Larch
    Junior Group A
  • Jess Haase
    Junior Group C
  • Kay Nygaard
    Junior Group C
  • Keith Pieschek
    Junior Group C
  • Nicholas Crass
    Junior Group A
  • Noah Kobin
    Junior Group B
  • Taylor Tomaszewski
    Junior Group B