BCS Advantage Magazine Winter 2017 - Page 6

Creating a Generation of Leaders at Weaverville Primary School by Gardner Bridges, Principal, Weaverville Primary Weaverville Primary School (WPS) is one of six Buncombe County Schools participating in the “Leader in Me Program” this year, with several schools likely to start training next year. Our staff has eagerly attended the Franklin Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People training in preparation for this program. It has been an absolutely amazing journey. We are well prepared and ready to introduce our children to these powerful principles. We are committed to leadership development in our school using the common language found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and communicated to children by Sean Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. The Leader in Me teaches students personal leadership and 21 st century life skills such as goal setting, time management, team work, problem solving, respecting diversity, and life balance. More specifically, the process: “My children are being educated to open the door to their future rather than waiting for the door to open.” • Develops the “whole child” and sees each child as having unique gifts • Is founded on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and other proven leadership principles • Creates a sustainable, safe, and friendly school culture 4 ~ Jennifer Banks, First Grade Parent