Spotlight Program

Laveen Elementary School — The Leader in Me

The Leader in Me program empowers young people to make positive, effective, and responsible choices by introducing and reinforcing the seven habits, a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  The habits are: Be proactive, Begin with the end in mind, Put first things first, Think Win-Win, Seek first to understand, then to be understood Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.

When taught and practiced in a Preschool-Grade 8 environment, the 7 Habits improve academic engagement, comprehension, and performance by strengthening individual work habits and improving social interactions.  They help improve student performance and support school success by helping to foster the qualities of independence, interdependence, and renewal.