Carroll Leadership in Technology Magnet Middle School will engage student leaders in rigorous and relevant learning opportunities founded in collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity, and enhanced by a focus on meaningful technology and Covey’s 7 Habits.
Carroll Magnet Middle School
Raleigh, North Carolina
Kathryn, a 6th grade student, had an experience in elementary school that made her feel that she wasn’t being treated fairly. Her male teacher was moving furniture around the room into small clusters. The girls were told that the desks were too heavy, and only the boys could help. In 5th grade, Kathryn had a physical education teacher that let the boys use footballs and basketballs, while the girls were told they could use foam footballs and jump ropes so they wouldn’t get hurt. These stories inspired Kathryn to form a group of girls that could work toward promoting gender equality at Carroll by writing plays that they would perform in front the entire 6th grade.