St. Mark’s Leadership Academy
Started in 2014, the St. Mark’s Leadership Academy is helmed directly by Principal Monica Gerardo. She meets with all Kindergarten through 8th grade classes to teach and strengthen leadership skills. During these classes, our K-8 students focus on various themes each quarter – teamwork, servant leadership, decision making, and communication. These are all put into practice during the annual Leadership Event, which is a two-day affair full of activities, obstacles, and games to strengthen these vital skills.
Additionally, programs like Reading Buddies, in which the 4th graders mentor younger 1st grade readers, also enforce the learned Leadership skills. St. Mark’s 5th and 6th graders can demonstrate leadership as bank tellers for our own St. Mark’s branch of Mega Bank, while the 7th and 8th graders can serve on our governing Student Council. Throughout the year, there are many events in which our Junior High students act as leaders and guides for our younger students.
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Leadership Academy Mission Statement
The St. Mark's Leadership Academy is a groundbreaking program that will educate, guide, and nurture students and staff in their journey to become confident leaders in life. The Leadership Academy will provide opportunities to create positive change in the world by developing leaders who act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with their Lord. Our goal is to shape individuals who are faithful servants of God, responsible citizens, life-long learners, complex thinkers, and effective communicators throughout all facets of life.