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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Polk Avenue Developing Students into Confident, Effective Leaders


Last updated 11/21/2019 at 7:55am

Chevon Baccus

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Reading, writing, math and other academic subjects are important, but Principal Gail Quam wants to make sure students also leave Polk Avenue Elementary with leadership skills. That's why the school for 10 years has been participating in the Leader in Me program, patterned after Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

Polk Avenue is a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, incorporating a schoolwide process that develops staff and students as leaders, transforming the culture and performance of the school.

"It has made a HUGE impact on our school," Quam said. "It really comes down...

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