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Hello parents!


My name is Nicole Nolan and I am the school counselor here at Saint Leo the Great School. I have been tasked with the ever important job of overseeing the school’s character education plan and working with the school community to develop new and fun ways to foster the development of our core values into our students.


As you may know, Saint Leo the Great School has incorporated the Positivity Project into our character education programming. The #OtherPeopleMatter movement focuses on a weekly character strength, where our homeroom and classroom teachers deliver lesson plans daily during homeroom periods. The P2 founders state that "...our capacity to build strong character-based relationships is the cornerstone of health, happiness, and resilience – and will be crucial in meeting challenges of the future", a statement that supports our school's mantra "... In Pursuit of Faith and Knowledge". You can learn more about the Positivity Project by clicking the link on the left handside of this page.


Weekly, I visit classes and coordinate my lessons with the positivity trait of the week. On this website, you will be able to see the Trait of the Week, along with my plans for classroom sessions. Throughout the year, we will showcase some of the incredible character work that your children are doing through service learning in their classrooms.


Lastly, this page will be updated with various resources that can help you with some of the tougher conversations as your child continues to grow and learn.


If for any reason you’d like to contact me with regards to a concern, question, or suggestions related to our character education programming, please do not hesitate to contact me at


Thank you!



Nicole Nolan, MPP, MSW, LSW