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Student Spotlight: Devon Forest's Isabella Rodriguez believes in leading with kindness, passion

Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What makes a good leader? That's one of many questions we asked Devon Forest Elementary's Isabella Rodriguez, and she did not disappoint.

Isabella, affectionately called "Izzy" by teachers and administrators, is a leader among 5th-grade classmates. She's passionate, kind and encourages others to be nice -- even if they're in a situation that's not friendly.

"When you grow up, you don't want to judge people," she said.

If she could change one thing in the world, she would create a society of acceptance.

"I don't think that somebody really tall, that I should dislike them," she said. "...Everybody should like each other."



Brian Troutman