Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Leader in Me!

 The Leader in Me is a whole school transformation process, started by educators and is research based. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. McDonough School will be taking on this very intensive process this school year in the hopes of creating our own culture of self-motivated, independent leaders. Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is a key component of the overall The Leader in Me initiative.

Our school-wide focus for the month of December is Habit 1, Be Proactive. This habit is focused on taking initiative, being accountable, and doing the right thing without being asked.

I am sure you have already heard students talking about The Leader in Me. Please use this same language and talk to your child[ren] at home about Habit 1 and what they are learning here at school. We will continue to keep your informed as we progress through the year. You can also check out our Leader in Me website: and The Leader in Me at McDonough blog:

Thank you for your support!