In 2016, PS 56 adopted The Leader in Me process, developed by author and teacher Stephen R. Covey.  The Leader in Me is an “innovative, school-wide model that increases teacher effectiveness, student engagement, and academic achievement while preparing students to be leaders in the 21st century.”

Through this effort, our school will develop leadership qualities within all members of our school community, students, teachers, support staff, parents, and community members.  This will be accomplished through direct instruction of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, developing rituals and routines around leadership, team building, goal setting, community action, and yearlong celebrations and events.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win-win
  5. Seek first to understand, then be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw