Leon Valley Leader in Me Tour

Leon Valley Elementary was chosen by the “Leader in Me” organization to host site tours for a Texas Symposium, which was held in San Antonio on January 24-25.  Fifth grade students led tours through their building and classrooms, visiting with students and teachers, and highlighting exemplars of leadership, pro-activity, goal-setting, prioritizing, and synergy .  Leon Valley and Howsman Elementary began piloting the “Leader in Me” in Northside ISD three years ago with training from ESC Region 20 and the Franklin-Covey company.  The program emphasizes the development of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey, 1980), leadership skills for children and adolescents, and it dovetails nicely with NISD’s “Pillars of Character” program.