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LMS Counselor Graduates from LACE Character Education Academy

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Congratulations to LMS Counselor Roger Scherck, who graduated from the LACE Character Education Academy last Friday, Dec. 11! LACE is a year-long professional development opportunity designed to provide school leaders with the knowledge and tools to integrate character education into the learning sphere, weaving it into the curriculum and culture of the school.

Roger poses with his certificate.

“LACE is a major commitment,” LMS Associate Principal Tiffany Taylor-Johnson said. “Way to go, Roger. We are extremely proud of you!”

According to its website, the program includes:

  • a full year of monthly full-day workshops by Expert Workshops
  • national experts at 10 of the 12 sessions
  • leadership skills to successfully initiate character education
  • collaborative strategic and action planning for one’s school
  • coaching from character education experts
  • scholarships to the Character Education Conference
  • site visits to national award winning schools and presentations by award winning principals
  • a LACE Starter Library in character education
  • peer networking
  • curriculum of monthly written collaborative reflections with expert constructive feedback
  • development of a site-specific character education plan
  • an option for up to 6 graduate credits for LACE participation
  • eligibility for Advanced Certification by CharacterPlus

LACE is a joint program of the Center for Character and Citizenship in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and CHARACTERplus, a project of EducationPlus.