Principal's Message

Dear RSIA Families,

The Leader in Me
(LiM) is FranklinCovey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. LiM is aligned with best-in-class content and concepts practiced by global education thought leaders. Leader in Me differs from other whole-school transformation processes in that it offers a holistic, schoolwide experience for staff, students, and parents, and creates a common language and culture within the school. The leadership principles and lessons are not taught as a curriculum, but instead are incorporated into coursework, traditions, systems, and culture.

Together, we will empower our students to make positive, effective, and responsible choices by exhibiting Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Below is a summary of each of the Habits:

Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)
Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

I’m thrilled that the staff at RSIA has made the commitment to model and implement the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in order to provide a caring and nurturing learning environment for our students. These 7 Habits have been proven to improve academics, discipline, and attendance by strengthening individual work habits and improving social interactions. They help improve student performance and support school success by helping to foster the qualities of independence (goal-setting, organization, time management, and planning); interdependence (teamwork, conflict management, creativity, and analytical skills); and renewal (engagement, desire to learn, and ownership of learning).

I am energized by the many opportunities we have before us at Robert Smalls International Academy. By working together, Robert Smalls International Academy will be an award-winning school of excellence, where all students achieve, and others want to emulate. Together, we will watch each and every child grow throughout this year.

Jennifer Morillo, Principal 

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