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Principal Kim BentleyTradewind Elementary is excited to be a Leader in Me school. The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they needs to thrive in the 21st century. It is based on secular principles and practices of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness. Distinct in several ways, The Leader in Me:

  • Starts from a powerful premise--that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader. This premise shapes the views of staff to value and develop the whole child.
  • Integrates leadership development into existing school programs, curricula, and traditions. More than a program, The Leader in Me serves as a foundational operating system for the school, improving relationships, transforming culture, and highly motivating staff members and students.
  • Helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. In short, The Leader in Me helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.
  • Impacts all stakeholders starting first with the staff of a school, then moving out to students, their families, and the community at large. This inside-out approach is a key ingredient to successfully creating positive change in school.

We believe this will set our students for life beyond high school and be leaders in our communities. Our motto is: Leaders learn here!

If there is anything we can do for you or your student, please feel free to contact the school office at 806-326-5500.

Kim Bentley
Principal, Tradewind Elementary School
Engaging each student in learning experiences that result in high achievement

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