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Cultivating Leaders and Intentional Culture hosted by the Anchin Center

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August 27, 2022

Cultivating Leaders and Intentional Culture (CLIC) partnered with the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching to offer a pilot student leadership institute program for interested schools. CLIC has been successfully operating in schools in both Pasco County and Hillsborough County, and we’re looking to expand this opportunity to the broader Tampa Bay area.

When students understand the value of building relationships to meet school-wide goals, the goals are more meaningful. Students who are an integral part in implementation and execution of their school's improvement plan have a true feeling of ownership towards the school and its mission. Creating a culture of empowered, compassionate, and confident students will also generate a legacy of leaders who enter high school to learn, and depart to serve their respective communities. CLIC is designed to develop leaders who will create positive relationships, community connections, and intentional kindness in and out of the classroom.

Facilitators, Daniel and Amy Allen are caring educators who have many years of experience at all levels K-12 and post secondary. Amy is a Minnesota native from Pequot Lakes, MN. She is a school counselor with experience in elementary, middle, and high schools. She began her classroom teaching experience in 2001, as well as coaching volleyball, gymnastics, and cheer. Daniel has been a classroom teacher since 1993. Within that career, he also had 12 years’ experience teaching a college-level physics course in a high school in Minnesota. He has many years of coaching experience including football, basketball, and baseball. Daniel calls Pocahontas, Arkansas home, and lived in Minnesota for 28 years where he met Amy. Daniel and Amy have three children, and one grandchild. The couple now lives in Land O Lakes, Florida where the CLIC schools venture begins.