L3: Living Leadership in the Lower School
During the 2012-2013 school year, a team of Lower School faculty and administration worked together to imagine a leadership program for girls in grades K-4. Dr. Darlyne Bailey, Dean of Social Work and Research at Bryn Mawr College, guided the team through the process of Participatory Action Research (PAR) as they grappled with questions about what the program would look like, how it would be implemented and how the team would know that leadership skills were being fostered. The "Leadership Tool Box" was the outcome of months of hard work and collaboration. This creative product includes the six characteristics of a good leader along with an object that symbolizes each of the words. These tool boxes will be placed in each Lower School classroom and integrated into the curriculum as the discussion about what it means to be a good leader continues. We hope to see positive outcomes of this program reflected in the way girls think and talk about leadership. Furthermore, we look forward to seeing the roles they take as they reach the Middle and Upper School.
To learn more, watch this video which discusses this program in more detail. (Above video created and provided by Molly Clark '15.)