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D.H. Stanton Rises as Leaders

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On February 1st, D.H. Stanton invited members of the community to an introduction of The Leader in Me initiative, and integrated the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People into a door competition as the first initiation. The special guests and judges for the door contest included APS Board Member Courtney D. English, Georgia State Board Member Kenneth Mason, William Teasley from Peoplestown, D.H. Stanton parents, supporting community members and partners.

D.H. Stanton is the first school in APS to implement The Leader in Me, an innovative, school-wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment that helps to unleash each child’s full potential.

“The Leader in Me program incorporates critical aspects necessary to develop the whole child and propels them towards the future,” says Courtney D. English, APS Board Member, At-Large Seat 7. “I’m looking forward to seeing the outcomes and will be here to support them.”

The Leader in Me applies The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

  1. Be Proactive – You’re in Charge
  2. Begin with the end in mind – Have a plan
  3. Put first things first – Work first, then play
  4. Think win-win – Everyone can win
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood – Listen before you talk
  6. Synergize – Together is better
  7. Sharpen the saw – Balance Feels Best

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Dr. Clara Taylor, Principal at D.H. Stanton, leads the implementation process in hopes that every student from D.H. Stanton develops their full potential and cultivates habits of leadership.

“One of the habits from today that sticks with me most is habit #5: Seek first to be understand, then to be understood,” says Kenneth Mason, State Board Member for the Fifth Congressional District. “What a powerful lesson for these children here to capture at such a young age, and I’m excited for that habit to become a reality as they grow older.”

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