“Live more in the moment, listen more, and talk less.”
Sara Nilles is in her seventh year as the executive director for the Oregon Association of Student Councils. She enjoyed her time as a middle school math, technology, yearbook and leadership teacher for ten years before her role with OASC. The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) sponsors OASC; Sara also coordinates COSA’s awards and scholarship programs. She studied math education at Montana State University (Go Bobcats!) and earned her masters in Curriculum & Instruction and ESL/ELL from Portland State University.
Make stronger connections and relationships! I planned a lot of events being in leadership and was a “doer,” but didn’t really take the time to get to know the people I was “doing” for. I was all about checking something off a list, adding it to my resume, always thinking towards the future of college and beyond (which is great) but I missed out on the present. Live more in the moment, listen more, and talk less.