A LYS reader shares this:I was at an ESC meeting recently when I heard some non-LYS principals discussing “LYS Followers.” LYS Followers??? I don’t know of any LYS “followers.” I go back to the early years of LYS and I don’t consider myself, nor have I ever been accused of being, a “follower”. With LYS, I found a group of like-minded school leaders who were able to coach me to better put my ideas and philosophies into effective practice. The reason the LYS concepts are so clear and prevalent now is because trail blazing principals like Owens, Marchel, Laird, Lesa Cain, Montelongo, Gibson and Seabolt implemented the concepts early on. Mistakes were made, lessons were learned. I am sure Sean Cain, Brown, and Brezina, will tell you they learned as much from our feedback as we ever learned from them. Just because a principal has heard the message but doesn’t do anything different, doesn’t make them an independent thinker. It simply means that they value the status quo more than student performance (now, who is the follower – because that is not leading). There is a difference between simply attending church and being a true believer. The core of the LYS Nation are not simply believers, we are zealots, bent on improving our schools for our kids. SC Response Nothing I can add to this one except for, “Amen.” Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/4ydqd4t Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation Come visit us at the LYS Booth at the TASA/TASB Fall Conference

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