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Leader in Me


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What is The Leader in Me?

The Leader in Me is an approach to developing a culture of leadership in our schools and is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® by Stephen Covey. Founded on internationally recognized, universal principles, The Leader in Me model emphasizes skills that students need in order to be successful in an ever changing society. Developing a culture of leadership in our schools is about helping children be leaders of their own lives, it helps them identify their own unique talents and abilities and encourages them to make a positive difference in the world. Side Creek Elementary is in its second year in the implementation process to The Leader in Me approach for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Staff Training All K-5 staff was trained in the 7 Habits during the 2014-15 school year. This training helped the staff to apply and internalize The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. At the start of the year, all of our K-5 staff experienced Empowerment Day. Staff was able to review the 7 habits, discuss Leadership Notebooks, and talk about Wildly Important Goals.

The Leader in Me In Action

As the school year progresses, you will see evidence of The Leader in Me everywhere you look in your child’s school building and classroom. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will begin the process of Student Led Conferences, Leadership Notebooks, Data Walls, a revised school Mission Statement, Leadership Enrichment Displays, and they will begin to share a common language of leadership.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People