A Windsor native, Fox Sullivan joined our School community in Grade 6 and is on pace to be a lifer. Over the course of the last four years, our Junior School staff have witnessed Fox’s personal growth from a quiet, fun-loving Grade 6 student to a leader in our Grade 9 class who is respected by all. A dedicated volunteer, hardworking student, and talented snowboarder, Fox has all the attributes of a role model for the students in our Junior School community. He is a friend to all and is the type of student leader who does a lot of small things that might not be noticed by someone if they weren’t paying attention.
What does leadership mean to you?
“In my mind, leadership is the idea of stepping up to a challenge and being there and to lead people into something. It also means always being prepared.”
What exactly does ‘being prepared’ mean in this context?
“Being prepared means having the confidence to know you can accomplish things. You might not know exactly what the challenge will be but having that confidence in your ability is important.”
What are the traits of a ‘good leader’?
“A good leader has a type of confidence, has an openness about them so people feel they can come to you, and I think they are quick thinking and comfortable making decisions.”
How would other people describe your leadership style?
“I try to be very approachable and always being able to step up to help when something is needed to be done.”
Who is someone you look up to as a leader?
“My dad. I see all of his good qualities and want to reflect them on myself too.”
What has changed for you since you started here at KES?
“The biggest thing has been finding the confidence in myself to show leadership by stepping up to do things. Also, I think I’ve become much more comfortable in social settings, because when I was younger I remember being really shy in those types of situations, but I have much more confidence now.”
What advice would you give to younger students in the Junior School now?
“Don’t be afraid to talk to people and listen to what they have to say. You can understand a lot more about the school and yourself by getting to know lots of different people.”
J. Rory Campbell
Junior English and Technology Teacher
Girls’ Rugby and Basketball Coach