Have you noticed that you have been hearing a lot about leadership this year? 🙂 Establishing a leadership culture and empowering our students with the 7 Habits is beginning to transform our school in both tangible and intangible ways. Condit’s journey to become a Lighthouse Leader In Me School, the highest designation, entails weaving the leadership culture into every aspect of our school. From the hallway and classroom environment to the curriculum, and from the student, teacher, and parent perspective leadership is abounding. What has impressed me most is the way everyone is stepping up to cultivate the leadership mindset; here are a few examples:
- Did you know that there are currently 5 school-wide leadership positions that students can apply for? Applications are outside the front office and there are jobs for students grades K-5. In fact, we have been busy interviewing for spots and you will soon be welcomed by student greeters each morning, have a more efficient lost & found, and campus leadership decisions will have the input from our student lighthouse team.
- Did you know that we have dads who are volunteering their time and leadership, one morning a week, to help monitor carpool? Having parents and teachers greet our students as they step out of the car creates a greater feeling of community and reassures parents as they drop their kids at school. Oh, and it keeps carpool moving quickly too! Thank you Mr. Gordon, Brams, Shethia, and Busaidy.
- Did you know that we are always looking for great examples of leadership and practicing the 7 Habits outside of school? Watch our social media outlets (Facebook, twitter, and Livingtree) for opportunities to share.
It’s about to be that time of year. Spring break is upon us and April and May will seem like a blur between end of year testing, annual celebrations, and updates on the new construction. The busier we get, the more important it will be to practice the habits of leadership. We have adopted the leadership philosophy for our students, because we know that in the end it will be the habits of mind and the practices of leadership that allow our students to succeed in life as much as it will be their sharp intellect. We aren’t taking this path because it sounds good; we have decided to take it because it is what’s right for kids. I continue to enjoy walking this path together.