"These Kids Have a Heart of Gold"

Voice: Leader

Region: San Diego Region

Organization: Classical Academies

"A student ran across the school to open the door for me," says Michelle Stanley, Director of Communications at Classical Academies, with a smile. "These kids have a heart of gold because they have been taught from a very young age that having integrity and treating people with respect and being kind and saying what you mean and meaning what you say, is just so important . . ." It's these values that give Michelle meaning and value in her own work with charter schools.