• “Leadership is communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.”

    ~ Stephen R. Covey


    The statement, Lead with Respect, Learn for a Lifetime, describes what our school has decided to focus upon in order to develop the whole child.  We have embarked on a school-wide journey using The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me practices to help our students become ready to succeed in the 21st Century, with critical skills and characteristics such as a strong work ethic, motivation, problem-solving, goal setting, effective teamwork skills, academic achievement and valuing diversity in our society.  By developing the whole child, we will foster a community that promotes learning and respect. 

    Dollahan is proud and extremely excited to be implementing The Leader in Me philosophy in our school.  The Leader in Me is based on the work in Dr. Stephen Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”  The goal of the Leader in Me is for students to understand that they all have the qualities and strengths to become leaders. 

    In order to develop leaders one child at a time, we teach The Seven Habits, not as a separate curriculum but by integrating the language of the habits into the curriculum, traditions, and culture at Dollahan.  The Leader in Me will be continually integrated in everything that we do here. 

    The Seven Habits are a simple set of rules.  Each one is powerful and worthy of applying to life.  We are honored to be a Leader in Me school and we encourage our students throughout the day to use The Seven Habits as they learn and interact with others.