What Is...The Leader In Me?

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 parents, teachers and business leaders want and that students need to be successful in an ever changing society:

  • Leadership                                  
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability                            
  • Problem Solving
  • Adaptability                               
  • Communication
  • Initiative and Self-direction       
  • Creativity
  • Cross-cultural Skills                   
  • Teamwork

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.

The Leader in Me approach has been shown to produce:

  • higher academic achievement
  • improved school culture
  • decreases in disciplinary issues
  • increased engagement among teachers and parents
  • a common language for teachers, students, and parents
  • and equips students with self-confidence and essential life skills

The Leader in Me is not an event and it's not a curriculum.  It is an integrated approach to leadership development that will help the school fulfill its mission statement:

In partnership with parents and community, the mission of Wanke ES is to ensure that all students develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to achieve their highest potential and to be productive members of an ever changing society.