Leader in Me

Leader in Me

Due to the generosity of public and private donors, Daspit Elementary, Jeanerette Elementary, North Street Elementary, and St. Charles Elementary Schools will continue teaching Leader in Me in their schools.

“I think as adults we underestimate the potential these children really have. They should be taught and encouraged how to lead in their own individual way,” Beau Beaullieu, donor and fundraising coordinator.

According Franklin Covey, Leader in Me is an evidence-based, comprehensive school improvement model that empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

A portion of Leader in Me will be funded with public and private donations from numerous supporters, and the Iberia Parish Foundation. This initiative is made possible with the help of William C. Schumacher Family Fund, United Way of Acadiana, and United Way of Iberia Inc.


“We can really change our community through this one program by teaching them how to be empowered leaders and really taking charge of their own future,” said Devon Jones, principal of Jeanerette Elementary School.

“A Leader in Me program teaches them to be themselves because everyone is a leader,” said Lenette Hawk-Hill, principal of St. Charles Elementary School.