Leader in Megreat happens here at Bishop
Bishop Elementary School launched a vision of leadership for our young bobcats in 2015-2016, when it officially became a Leader in Me school. The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that improves the performance of all school programs. As a Leader in Me school, students, families, teachers, and staff learn how to be responsible, show initiative, be creative, set goals and meet them, get along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Dr. Covey, the author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, defines leadership as “communicating a person’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.” As a Leader in Me school, everyone learns how to apply the 7 Habits to their work and lives to enhance the safe, respectful and responsible Bishop school culture. Leadership roles and events take place for our entire community, including our biweekly Leadership Rallies and our Annual Leadership Day. We also apply our leadership skills more deeply to academics through goal setting, data tracking, and student-led conferences. Together, we recognize and celebrated the greatness of each child and provide students with multiple opportunities to develop their full potential.
Bishop is the first school in the area to embark on this journey. Neighboring schools visit in order to see first hand how to implement leadership at their school. Leadership is not for a few but for everyone. Leadership is not a position. It is action - the actions we take everyday. Let’s be leaders together and inspire change in our communities. Our hope is that each of you will join us on this journey of greatness!