Parents will learn about Galion schools’ Leader in Me effort Tuesday

GALION — The Galion Primary and Intermediate Schools will host a parent information meeting about The Leader in Me program prior to the start of the 2016-2017 school year. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Intermediate School cafetorium Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Teachers, staff members and administrators learned how they can not only implement the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People in their classrooms as part of the Leader in Me process, but also how they can implement the 7 Habits in their personal lives during a three-day training program in March.

“This parent meeting is an important step in the integration process of The Leader in Me program and the 7 Habits in our schools,” Intermediate School Principal Alex Sharick said. “We need to help parents understand the 7 Habits so they can have fun and engaging conversations with their children.”

The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. It is based on principles and practices of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness.

“Our Primary and Intermediate staff members and administrators have been working diligently to learn The Leader in Me program,” Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “I’m excited to see how this program will positively impact the learning environment in both buildings.”

The Leader in Me utilizes and integrates several leadership, social-emotional learning, quality, and educational models and processes from past and current thought leaders including The 4 Imperatives of Great Leaders and The 4 Disciplines of Execution. The process includes student participation in goal setting, data tracking, leadership roles, Student-Led Conferences, leadership environments, and Leadership Events. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is also a key component of the overall Leader in Me process and is a synthesis of universal, timeless principles of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration, and renewal, which are common to all people and cultures.

“The Leader in Me is a way for students, their families and the entire Galion community to learn timeless skills that can lead to lifelong success,” Galion Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “Our ultimate goal is to help parents, students and the community develop a vision for their success through learning, understanding and implementing the 7 Habits in their daily lives.”

For more information about The Leader in Me program, please visit

Staff report