Our underlying philosophy in leadership development is that students must learn to lead themselves before they can lead others. So in our youngest grades, we teach students to be responsible and then evolve during Lower School into teaching the habits of leadership.
Using Steven Covey’s resources,The Leader in Me, 7 Habits of Happy Kids, and 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, teachers at Good Shepherd recognize and encourage leadership habits daily. Using daily classroom interactions to reinforce the concepts, leadership is also facilitated through 7 Habits Assemblies, Cougar Awards, Leadership Clubs, Retreats, important roles in chapel and Eucharist, and community building work. Students graduate from Good Shepherd with both the knowledge and experience of being a leader.