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Leader in Me

United Way of Acadiana is helping to implement Leader in Me in all interested schools in our service area by 2020. Based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleLeader in Me is a school-wide process that transforms the culture of the school and instills students with the key skills that businesses and educators have identified as vital for success in the 21st Century.

Schools using Leader in Me integrate leadership development throughout their daily curriculum, activities, systems, and faculty/staff development. This creates an environment where everyone in the school – from students to teachers to administrators – is encouraged to set meaningful goals, using data to track progress toward achieving those goals. Leader in Me schools emphasize posing and solving problems, whether it is on the playground as part of a class team or solving math problems individually as presented in the lesson.

Fifty-nine Acadiana schools are successfully implementing the program, benefiting more than 31,000 elementary and middle school students. The first-year successes show how this transformational program will potentially impact students and faculty long term.   Schools implementing Leader in Me in Acadiana are:

Lafayette Parish  
Acadian Middle
Broussard Middle
Billeaud Elementary
Carencro Heights Elementary
Carencro Middle
Charles M. Burke Elementary
David Thibodeaux STEM
Duson Elementary
Edgar Martin Middle
Edward J. Sam Accelerated
Ernest Gallet Elementary
Evangeline Elementary
Green T. Lindon
Holy Family School
J. Wallace James Elementary
Judice Middle
Lafayette Middle
L. Leo Judice
Live Oak Elementary
Milton Elementary
Myrtle Place
Ossun Elementary
Paul Breaux Middle
Cpl. Michael Middlebrook Elementary
Prairie Elementary
Ridge Elementary
Scott Middle
St. Pius Elementary
Truman Early Childhood Education Center
Westside Elementary
Woodvale Elementary
Youngsville Middle
Acadia Parish
Armstrong Middle 
Central Rayne Kindergarten
Church Point Elementary
Crowley Kindergarten
Crowley Middle
Martin Petitjean Elementary
Iota Elementary
Rayne High
Ross Elementary
South Rayne Elementary
St. Martin Parish
Breaux Bridge Elementary
Breaux Bridge High School
Breaux Bridge Jr. High
Catahoula Elementary
Cecilia Jr. High
St. Martinville Primary
Teche Elementary
Vermilion Parish
Cecil Picard Elementary
Eaton Park Elementary
Gueydan High School
Herod Elementary
Kaplan High School
Leblanc Elementary
Iberia Parish
Daspit Elementary
Johnston-Hopkins Elementary 
North Lewis Elementary
St. Charles Elementary
St. Landry
Grolee Elementary
Highland Elementary
Lawtell Elementary
Leonville Elementary
Northeast Elementary
Opelousas Head Start Academy
Opelousas Middle School
Palmetto Elementary
Port Barre Elementary
Eunice Elementary