representative from Stephen Covey to all district staff, students, school board, and some community members. The thought that students would gain the necessary skills to become effective leaders in the community, and in their own lives, was motivation enough to pursue this quest. Funding was definitely an obstacle, but through the support of William Cordova, former CFO of Trinidad School District #1, funding was obtained through grants and other sources. The next step was to have official approval of the Board of Education. The decision to move forward with the implementation of the Leader in Me process was a unanimous decision.