20120120 - Michael Barrett (LA) - nwherald

Lauren M. Anderson - landerson@shawmedia.com
Michael Barrett of Cary (left) and Dawn Iles, principal of Nathan Hale Elementary School in Chicago sorts through Safety or Spirit sheets on Friday. Barrett is the creator of the SpiritDesk which aims to prevent bullying by allowing students to drop notes on classmates that are exhibiting bad behavior. Students can also nominate classmates and teachers for a Spirit Award which honors good behavior.