Poet Student-Athlete Leadership Academy
The Poet Student-Athlete Leadership Academy will develop, challenge and support student-athletes and coaches in their quest to become world-class leaders in athletics, academics and life. The Leadership Academy will create a positive learning environment for personal growth, rooted in the foundations of pride, integrity and commitment to excellence. Our goal is to create a strong network of disciplined and confident Poet leaders, who are prepared to become Champions in Life.
PSALA meets every other Thursday at 7:30am at the Hartley House
|2015-16 Student-Athlete Leadership Academy Directory|
|Director|| Monica Gerardo - Women's Soccer/Asst. AD for Student-Athlete Welfare
|Committee Member||Robert Coleman - Executive Director of Athleticsfirstname.lastname@example.org||x 4268|
|Committee Member||Dee Dee Kingsbury - Softballemail@example.com||x 4935|
|Committee Member|| Robert Neely - Track & Field
|| x 4531
|Committee Member||Chris Duarte-McDermott - Volleyballfirstname.lastname@example.org||x 4606|
| Vice President
||Track & Field
|Social Media Coordinator||Alexis Vargas & Emily Olague
||Softball & Women's Lacrosse
|Male Senate Representative||Sam Johnson||Men's Soccer|| 2020
|Female Senate Representative||Emily Olague||Women's Lacrosse||2020|
|Target Growth Areas|
Athletic Department Culture: develop a safe, meaningful and successful athletic program, that not only contributes towards a better overall school culture, but adds excitement to the community as well. When culture is developed, student-athlete participation increases, student attendance at games increases and community support improves. These efforts will result in a better overall athletic experience for the student-athletes, the coaches, the student body and the community.
Self-awareness: personal core values, personality strengths, areas for growth, influence of life experience on leadership style.
Commitment to Institutional & Team Goals: investment in task-oriented behaviors, institutional involvement & engagement, taking ownership & empowering teammates in pursuit of team goals.
Life Skills Building: time management, responsibility, teamwork, communication skills, problem solving skills, etc.
Empathy & Perspective Taking: social support, concern for team welfare, emotional and social intelligence.
Soft Skills Development: the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, managing people, leadership, etc. that characterize relationships with other people.