The Leader in Me program is a whole-school transformation model developed in partnership with educators that empowers students. Developing a culture of leadership in our school is about helping students be the leaders of their own lives. The Leader in Me helps them identify their own unique talents and abilities and encourages them to make a positive difference in the world. And it is integrated seamlessly with their Catholic faith.
Saint John School is proud to be a Leader in Me School. Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators, designed to build resilience and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement. This evidence-based approach empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in college and career. We focus on developing the whole child by:
- Teaching LEADERSHIP to every student
- Creating a CULTURE of student empowerment
- Aligning systems to drive results in ACADEMICS
Saint John School will begin its first year implementation of a school leadership program built on Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The 7 Habits is a combination of personal and interpersonal principles, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal, when combined with the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, create an environment unique to Saint John School. The 7 Habits are taught to students in an age-appropriate format within The Leader in Me process along with Catholic values.
Our staff members have been trained on The 7 Habits and how to incorporate them into their own lives, as well as the lives of their students and the content in which they teach. Staff members will continue learning how to make leadership development a part of the everyday student experience, including teaching leadership principles in meaningful ways, creating a culture of shared leadership within the school, and helping students take more ownership of their academic learning and goal achievement.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the key frameworks of the Leader in Me process. In addition to helping students learn and apply leadership skills, the 7 Habits give us a common language in building a supportive emotional environment.
4 Disciplines of Execution
The 4 Disciplines of Execution is another key framework of the Leader in Me that helps us to identify, track, and achieve academic and personal Wildly Important Goals (WIGs).