West Teays Elementary Students Host West Virginia-Themed 'Leader in Me' Program

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West Teays Elementary Students Host West Virginia-Themed 'Leader in Me' Program


Whether it's in the classroom, the home or the local grocery store, Putnam County Schools' "Leader in Me program is showing positive results in students. "This (process) is excellent. It's provided my children with the opportunity to gain leadership skills, saids West Teays Elementary School parent Kelly Cassell.

Cassell said, while her youngest is more on the shy side, the LIM process is helping her change that.

The "Leader In Me teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students. This helps create a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every single child can be a leader. All 14 Putnam County elementary schools have adopted this process in daily teaching.

During West Teays Elementary's Leadership Day on March 24, students conducted tours throughout their school, led a leadership ceremony, presented projects, performed musical acts and much more. The importance of a Leadership Day is to show the character development in each student. Everything is student led.

"Colleges don't necessarily just look at test scores, said Cassell. "They look at community service and if you have a background of helping others. Academics isn't everything.

That is exactly what Putnam County Superintendent Chuck Hatfield thinks.

"Our high school graduation rates have been outstanding. Sometimes more than 90 percent, Hatfield said.

But Hatfield added, after talking to those in higher education, he realized there was a disconnect. "We were seeing only around 35 percent of our Putnam County graduates graduating from college.

Soft skills, such as eye contact, handshakes and the ability to address others, were missing. "Students may be getting 4's and 5's on AP tests, said Hatfield, "but they don't know how get out into the world and hold conversations.

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce President Marty Chapman said these skills are invaluable. "This program helps create responsibility in themselves. It has to come from inside. You have to drive yourself. It's not anybody else, Chapman said. "Although these aren't skill sets that schools normally teach, they are invaluable in the business world.

Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese agrees the self-sufficient approach in LIM is what makes for successful citizenship.

"You have to lead by example, said the sheriff. "The younger generation is being taught the importance of leadership and that is what will make good future leaders right here in Putnam County. …

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