Leader in Me was first developed by a principal and teachers who wanted to teach students life skills alongside academics. With this in mind, Principal Muriel Summers of A.B. Combs Elementary in Raleigh, N.C. turned her failing school into the #1 magnet school in America by implementing FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, along with several other educational practices, into a leadership model for her school. Read more about Leadership Life Skills
Alexandra and Isaac Kruege are parents of a 2-year-old daughter enrolled in the toddler room at the Goddard School in Edina. “Our daughter comes home happy and tells us all sorts of different stories each day that she is there. The teachers care and are always smiling and happy to see the children. We cannot say enough about how happy we are to have our daughter at this school,” the Krueges say. Read more about Education Options
Edina’s Highlands Elementary School said farewell to three influential educators who retired this spring. Judy Scanlon, Katie Oberle and Michael Seaman have shared their passions in the classroom, ranging from helping reduce world hunger to creativity and design to work-flow efficiency.
Seaman, who was Highlands’ Continuous Progress Program educator for 23 years, is an Edina Chamber of Commerce teacher of the year, and for good reason. Read more about Creating a Lasting Impact
Claire Little, a junior at Edina High School, didn’t like to read. That is, until she joined the Breakfast Book Club at school this year. “The Breakfast Book Club got me more pumped about reading. I really like reading now,” Little says. In fact, she read the second assigned book, The Art Forger, in one day.
The book club has changed the way Edina High School senior Abas Farah reads books for classes. “I feel like I can now read books and enjoy them for what they are, as opposed to reading them because I have to,” says Farah. Read more about Books on the Breakfast Menu for Edina High School Book Club