Taft Elementary Builds Character Utilizing the Pyramid of Success

Orange, CA (October 5, 2018) - Taft Elementary School is helping students work toward their “Personal Best” by embracing Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success as a character development tool. Students are currently learning how to reinforce hard work and enthusiasm in their daily routine and will continue to follow various character traits from the Pyramid each month throughout the year.

At an assembly featuring Los Angeles Galaxy and University of California, Irvine, Women’s Soccer Coach Scott Juniper, students learned how reaching your “Personal Best” is the result of utilizing all the qualities in the Pyramid of Success. They also had the opportunity to actively engage in conversations with Coach Juniper about how the Pyramid has contributed to his life as a successful coach.

The event tied in with Let it Ripple’s fifth annual Character Day, an initiative promoting the importance of strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude, creativity, and leadership. According to the LetItRipple.org website, “15,000 schools and over 4 million people” participated in Character Day this year.

More information about John Wooden and the Pyramid of Success is available online at https://www.thewoodeneffect.com/pyramid-of-success/.

Taft Students Form Pyramid of Success




The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 26,000 PreK-12th grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.