ABOUT THIS PROJECT
We Are the Champions: A Toolkit for Transforming Schools is a toolkit developed by a team from the Diversity Leadership Initiative (DLI) of the Riley Institute, in conjunction with District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties. The toolkit was inspired by the educational successes achieved by one elementary school, Nursery Road Elementary School, in District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties. The team's goal was to discover the formula for Nursery Road Elementary's success, and then offer other schools the tools to achieve the same success.
The toolkit we have developed and offer as a free download includes examples of techniques, concepts and strategies to assist school administrators, community leaders, and parents to create a robust school environment that generates measurable improvements in school culture, working relationships and student success. This toolkit is designed to encourage educators to replicate the success of Nursery Road Elementary School by using the ideas, concepts and insights that led to their tremendous achievements.