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Two students involved in the Leader in Me program at Blessed  Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School. 

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Leader in Me is a key part of the curriculum at Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School and St. Edward School. Students participate in a variety of leadership opportunities and implement the process in the daily operation of the school.

Leader in Me is an international initiative sponsored by Franklin Covey based on the seminal work of Dr. Steven Covey’s "7 Habits of Highly Effective People." The school-wide process is dedicated to transforming the leadership culture and performance at the schools, working in concert with the academic, behavioral and culture-based initiatives common in today’s schools.

Such initiatives include, but are not limited to Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, Character Counts, Multi-Tiered Support Systems and Response to Intervention. Leader in Me is not meant to replace the other initiatives, but to enhance them.

Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School is a Leader in Me-designated school. Students and teachers practice the seven habits in the classroom. Student ambassadors regularly greet guests, give tours and lead programs for the school. Students also have the opportunity to serve on the Student Lighthouse Team. S

Leader in Me is implemented in over 2000 schools worldwide. Schools are consistently reporting:

• Increased student self-confidence, teamwork, initiative, creativity, leadership, problem solving, communication, diversity awareness and self-directed learning.

• Improved school culture.

• Dramatic decreases in disciplinary issues.

• Increased teacher pride and engagement.

• Greater parent satisfaction and involvement.

In conjunction with the CVCS school programs, the schools work closely with the Greater Cedar Valley Chamber and Alliance to support the vision and mission of the " Leader Valley Talent Initiative, Developing Cedar Valley Leaders of Tomorrow....Today!"

Leader Valley prepares Pre-K-12 students for life by providing them the essential soft skills needed for a life of effectiveness and a competitive advantage in the workforce.  To learn more, visit www.leadervalley.org 

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