• The Leader in Me at VME

    We believe that every student at VME should be provided with the opportunity to shine in a "Leadership Role" within their classroom and throughout the school environment.  Our school's vision of "Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Today" is the heart of our school's mission of ensuring high levels of performance for all students.  It is our job as the developers of leaders to find what each child at VME is passionate about and help them showcase that passion in the form of leadership.  This commitment is not just for those students that perform well academically, complete their homework or behave in school, it is intended for every student in our school.  We believe that children do not earn the right to a leadership role, but rather they are entitled to it simply because they are a student in our school.

    Our Vision:
    ...Developing tomorrow’s leaders today.

    Our Mission:
    To create a learning community committed to high-quality teaching and learning to support the success of every student, teacher, and staff member in reaching high standards of performance.


    Breaking News! The Leader in Me is CASEL Certified!

    Essential to leadership development is Leader in Me’s unique approach to the application of effective social and emotional skills in real-life situations and student-led learning. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the world's leading organization in the practice of promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for all children, conducted an extensive review of Leader in Me. CASEL determined that the Leader in Me training, support, and materials offer their highest level of support to schools across all five of their recognized settings; classroom, school, family, community, and general. As a result of their review and the research evidence, CASEL recently endorsed Leader in Me as a recommended evidence-based social-emotional learning (SEL) solution.


    The 7 Habits of Happy Kids:

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® is one of the key frameworks of the Leader in Me model. The 7 Habits help students learn and apply social-emotional skills. Additionally, the 7 Habits give students and staff members a common language and are essential in building a strong leadership culture.


    Want to learn more about The Leader in Me and how it can positively impact your family?  Check out the parent guides below for more information!

    The Leader in Me Parents Guide - English

    The Leader in Me Parent Guide - Spanish

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