A $15,000 GAR Foundation grant received by Evamere Elementary school last spring is funding nationally renowned speaker Gary McGuey to come to Hudson on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The presentation will be in the Hudson Middle School auditorium. Parents and the public are invited to attend the free program.
McGuey is a dynamic speaker and will address the importance of leadership in our schools and, in particular, how the "Leader In Me" program can help us to make our students leaders.
McGuey, the former director of the teens division for Franklin Covey Company, is also a former educator and athletic director. He has spent the past decade traveling to all 50 states, as well as internationally. He is confident in sharing the principals that empower people to govern themselves more harmoniously.
McGuey created the first curriculum related to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and is the co-author of "The Inspirational Teacher," dealing with the power of building relationships with students. He has also been an executive coach at the White House.
Ellsworth Hill Elementary, and more recently McDowell and Evamere Elementary, are incorporating The 7 Habits of Happy Kids in their Leader In Me programs.
Hudson City Schools' students, parents, teachers and administrators have seen amazing results by practicing the principals of leadership, starting with even the youngest of students. Using age appropriate language students learn to "Be Proactive, You're In Charge;" "Begin with the End in Mind, Have a Plan;" "Put First Things First, Work First, Then Play;" "Seek First to Understand, Listen Before You Talk;" "Synergize, Together is Better;" and "Sharpen the Saw, Balance Feels Best."
Evamere teachers Susan Kelleher and Tracy Jensen said, "A group of teachers were fortunate to attend a workshop last year that featured Gary McGuey as the Keynote Speaker. He message and his delivery using knowledge and humor was absolutely inspiring. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring him to Hudson."
McGuey will also be conducting workshops for Evamere teachers during the day.