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January 31, 2013

CCS students challenged to be 'thermostats'

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Elmore told students to expect to be called upon to lead at some point in their lives.

“Be ready for the challenge. Be called out. Let that summon you,” he said.

After school, Elmore met with faculty and staff to set the stage for further implementation of the leadership philosophy supported by the "Habitudes" series. Elmore also hosted an informational forum for parents and community members during his visit to the district.

Karen Lyons was one of the teachers from CCS who attended the Growing Leaders National Conference and Habitudes Training in June. She said she has been in education for more than 30 years and felt the training received from Elmore and the Growing Leaders affiliates was very inspiring.

“It has such a common-sense approach that I will be supporting it for many years to come,” she said. “I can see so many places where these skills can be used - certainly in our schools, colleges, community groups, small businesses and corporate America, but most importantly in our families. Leaders are everywhere, and we are all in this together. Everyone can benefit from the strategies and helpful guidance to insure that we all develop positive character traits that will insure not only our success, but our happiness in all aspects of life."

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