Leader In Me

  • The Elizabethtown Area School District understands that students come to school with different motivations for their learning experience as related to their level of engagement, behavior, and academic performance. We desire to make a connection with every one of our students to bring out the best in them. As such, we employ the Leader In Me philosophies K-8 to address the diverse social, economic, emotional, and family backgrounds of our students. This internationally-recognized program is built around acclaimed author 7 Habits Tree Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me program focuses on helping students learn to develop healthy relationships with peers and make responsible decisions, thus creating an environment that supports not only academic learning but also social and emotional learning and future success as adults in our communities.


    What is Leader In Me?

    Leader in Me is a K–12 whole-school improvement model and process that helps educators and families collaborate together in developing students as life-ready leaders. As administrators and staff work to grow a leadership culture at school, parents/guardians can reinforce what is being taught at home with shared paradigms and principles. The result of a partnership between home and school will be students who are prepared for college, career, and life.


    What are the 7 Habits?

    Starts with You---

    • Habit 1: Be Proactive - You’re in Charge
    • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind - Have a Plan
    • Habit 3: Put First Things First - Work First, Then Play


    Then Play Well With Others---

    • Habit 4: Think Win Win - Everyone Can Win
    • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood - Listen Before You Talk
    • Habit 6: Synergize - Together Is Better


    And Remember To Take Care Of Yourself---

    • Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw - Balance Feels Best


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