Join visionary educator Muriel Summers as she shares how schools can implement a transformational framework so children can lead, learn, and serve.
As principal of A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School, Muriel Summers and her staff created the first leadership elementary school in the nation. A.B. Combs is a diverse elementary school, boasting children from 64 countries. By recognizing that each student possesses unique gifts and talents, and building on students’ strengths rather than their weaknesses, Muriel and the other faculty guide students at A.B. Combs to continually achieve high levels of academic performance year after year.
Muriel’s school has been featured on several national television programs including PBS, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. A.B. Combs is also featured in Dr. Stephen Covey’s books The 8th Habit and The Leader in Me. Muriel has recently co-authored the 2nd edition of The Leader in Me that was released this fall. During her tenure at A.B. Combs, Muriel has earned numerous awards for her school, including the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the Number One National Magnet School in America in 2006 and again in 2014, (the only school in the nation to be recognized twice), the National School of Character Award, the National Title 1 Distinguished School, the National Elementary School of the Year, the North Carolina Honor School of Excellence, and the North Carolina Governor’s Entrepreneurial Award.
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