On Thursday, September 21st a few AppsCo leaders were able to attend an Experimental Learning Conference at Peoria Public Schools Administration Building. The meeting was held for educators and administration across the state of Illinois. We were given the opportunity to attend the meeting from Dr. Kherat , the Peoria Public Schools Superintendent. She gave our mentors a call and we were there in a flash! Dr.Kherat wanted show case us to everyone , even educators from other cities! We presented and showed the group what we were and what we are all about.
The opportunity we had was great. All the interns had the opportunity to talk in front of a huge crowd. Ruby Hirschman , Sales VP , said that “The presentation was kind of nerve racking for m, we were all put on the spot but we handled it well! I never knew we had this many superintendents all across Illinois! It was so fun!
Montreal Thomas , Leader of the Tech Team had a depute at this meeting! Montreal said , “I’m normally a pretty shy guy but AppsCo has taught me to break out of my shell. I have became a better public speaker thanks to my mentors and other peers. Speaking on the spot like I did has already made me feel 10x more confident in my public speaking abilities.”
Our presentation taught educators from across the state about us, but it also taught us not to fear when talking on the spot. Being introduced to all those educators and getting to talk to and eat food made by the Woodruff culinary students was amazing. Us AppsCo interns and Woodruff culinary students were able to show case to outsiders just a little bit of what Peoria Public School students do!
By: Shaelyn Johnson