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Young PV leaders cooking up success

Feb 13, 2017

Chillicothe Gazette

BAINBRIDGE, OH – As part of The Leader in Me process fourth graders from Paint Valley Local Schools decided they wanted to feed area dignitaries dinner and entertain them for an evening. “All of the students chose to be on a committee – program, serving, cooking, decorating, and invite and thank yous,” said Principle Heather Bowles. The project took over five months to prepare but it was 100-percent student led and executed. All the planning paid off as business leaders, representatives from service organizations, and members of the school district’s administration were impressed as they watched the students prepare and present what they were learning through The Leader in Me.

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Dolby Elementary student leaders give tour of school, program

Feb 9, 2017

American Press

LAKE CHARLES, LA – Dolby Elementary school is seeing the full effects of The Leader in Me process as Dolby Elementary school students took their parents on a tour of their school demonstrating how leadership is becoming a part of their culture. What shocked the parents was how natural their children were at leading and how much fun they were having by implementing The Leader in Me process. One of the activities the students have enjoyed participating in is a mock job application. This application is for a job they can accomplish around the school. By holding a job, Dolby students gained personal insight as to how to become an effective leader. “These lessons are things that students will take with them for the rest of their lives,” Dolby Elementary School Principle Missy Bushnell said.

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Student leadership opportunities to expand in Palliser Schools

Feb 9, 2017

Lethbridge News Now

COALHURST, CANADA – Administrators and faculty are catching the vision of The Leader in Me process in Coalhurst, Canada. They know the secret to getting students to care about school programs. “You just can’t create projects and say ‘come on kids, let’s do this because it is important,” Coalhurst Elementary School Principle Christ McIntye said. “It’s important to whom? Whoever created the project.” Coalhurst administrators have noticed this as a significant difference in their students since implementing The Leader in Me process. The students are the ones planning everything and as a result they care.

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MCIS students hold drive for food bank

Feb 7, 2017

The Ledger Independent

MAYSVILLE, KY – Students at Mason County Intermediate School are using The Leader in Me process as an opportunity to help feed the hungry. “You might see someone in a nice outfit and you don’t realize that when they go home, they don’t have anything to eat,” fifth grader Joseph Hazlett said. Students recognized the problem and made a goal to have 3,000 items donated. Teachers from the school have all agreed this opportunity for service has given students the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills they have learned through The Leader in Me.

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Businesses donate to ‘Leader in Me’

Feb 2, 2017

The Journal Express

PLEASANTVILLE, IA – For CEO Pat Weiler making a donation to Pleasantville Elementary School to fund The Leader in Me was not a difficult decision. As a CEO, Weiler saw that many of the principles taught in The Leader in Me process were linked to the vision he has as a CEO and for his company. However, Weiler wasn’t the only CEO to make a considerable donation to help the students at Pleasantville fund the process. Principle Tom Roff of Pleasantville Elementary School said that other local businesses have felt similar to what Weiler felt and also made sizeable contributions that will give students the opportunity to learn principles to become the leaders of tomorrow.

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Republic implements “Leader in Me” program at two elementary buildings

Feb 2, 2017

KY3

REPUBLIC, MO – The Republic School District is teaching students at a young age how to work with peers not their age. By pairing students up and assigning them to work together in The Leader in Me process, teachers have found that any student can build a good relationship with those from other grades. Paige Nicols and Kennedy Howell are one example of this. Despite their age difference, the girls found a way to work together and accomplish their tasks. “I just think that every school should do what Sweeney (their elementary school) does by doing Buddy Day and having different grades meet each other and just having more people come together and not more bullies,” Howell said.

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Teacher finds her happy place in the Vicksburg district

Feb 1, 2017

The Vicksburg Post

VICKSBURG, MS – Stephanie Dill started teaching because her passion for the student’s development. Years into her career she felt her student’s emotional and social needs were not being met. Feeling that she needed a change in her life, she moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi where she was again hired as a teacher at a school that implemented The Leader in Me, that was when it all changed for Dill. Implementing The Leader in Me process showed her how to help her students become self-reliant and gave her, as a teacher, the passion in a career she has dreamed of. “I’m still just in awe I was going to quit two years ago,” Dill said. “Now I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

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Kid Connection keeps kids learning

Jan 28, 2017

Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, NC – Kid Connection, a before and after school licensed childcare program, has officially adopted The Leader in Me process. “Our goal, as we continue to evolve with The Leader in Me, is [that] the children own and operate the program,” Catawba County Community Schools Director Kirsten Maynard said. Ever since they embraced the process, Kid Connection facilitators have seen a significant difference in how the kids treat each other. In addition to this, they have seen the student’s capability in leadership increase as the students interact in positive ways.

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Elsanor School promotes ‘Happy Families’

Jan 26, 2017

Gulf Coast News Today

ELSANOR, ALThe Leader in Me isn’t just about changing schools, it’s also about strengthening family and community. That’s the experience at Elsanor. “It’s really all about parents being able to speak the same language as their kids,” Elsanor’s reading specialist Tammy Morrison said. One of the ways parents have seen this is during Leadership Day when they see their child lead an entire program involving performances, skits, and tours in front of a large crowd. Teachers themselves are amazed as they watch students entertain and communicate with large groups of adults in an engaging and entertaining fashion. Elsanor understands the process: it is all about the students.

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Why I believe in the Leader in Me program

Jan 25, 2017

The Vicksburg Post

VICKSBURG, MS – Tom Reeves, a firm believer in public education and parent of a fourth grader in Vicksburg, believes there is no comparison between schools who choose to implement The Leader in Me and those who don’t. To him, this process is what redefines public education in America. It is his hope that this process continues to go throughout public schools and that parents will see and understand the value that The Leader in Me brings to their child’s education.

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H.E. Corely Elementary students shine at Leadership Day

Jan 25, 2017

Cola Daily

COLA, SC – For many parents, the best part of The Leader in Me process is the confidence their child develops. This was the case for Suzy Hardie, and she was not alone. Suzy’s mom was able to see her daughter’s confidence in a local leadership day held in her daughter’s school. This entire day was student led as they demonstrated the leadership skills they have developed through The Leader in Me process.

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Leader in Me symposium attendees wowed by area students

Jan 21, 2017

The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg, MS – Beechwood Elementary is a prime example of a body of staff and students who have embraced the idea that everybody can be a leader. Recently, students demonstrated their leadership skills to several out of town educators who visited Vicksburg to learn about The Leader in Me process and how it works. One teacher from Arkansas commented, “It’s phenomenal. We don’t have this stuff where we’re at, and we’re excited to be able to take this home with us.”

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LEARNING LEADERSHIP: OES students dance, sing

Jan 21, 2017

Star-news

OPP CITY, AL ­– The school board in Opp City found the investment in The Leader in Me paid off. After implementing The Leader in Me process throughout several of their schools they are now seeing the results. Many of the students expressed how the habits have changed them, what habit they found most useful, and how they applied it to their studies.

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Dover Hosts Two ‘Distingushed’ Schools

Jan 17, 2017

Dover Post

DOVER, DE ­– Booker T. Washington Elementary School has undergone a tremendous transformation since 2012. Once designated as a “focus school” Booker T. Washington Elementary was recently named a Title I Distinguished school. Superintendent Kevin Fitzgerald attributes this turnaround to The Leader in Me and to the students taking responsibility for their test scores and grades and being proactive in their decision making.

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Students, faculty showcase Leader In Me programs at Redwood Elementary

Jan 14, 2017

The Vicksburg Post

VICKSBURG, MS ­– Students at Redwood Elementary in Vicksburg hosted parents and various community dignitaries during their recent Leadership Event. With the principles from The Leader in Me, students were prepared to lead 45-minute school tours and demonstrate the valuable leadership skills they are learning.

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School choice popular in Beaufort Co, limits coming next year

Jan 13, 2017

WSAV

BEAUFORD, SC ­– Using The Leader in Me, Students at Coosa Elementary in Beaufort, South Carolina are highly engaged in setting priorities, establishing and accomplishing goals, and problem solving.  In some cases, students have left other schools where they’ve struggled to immerse themselves in the leadership culture of Coosa and thrive.

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Big Read sidebar: Student programme teaches that every child can be a leader

Jan 10, 2017

The Star

Kenya Many Kenyan educators believe there hasn’t been enough of an emphasis on developing leaders and preparing their students for the world that lay ahead of them. This is why many Kenyan schools have been embracing The Leader in Me process. Because of the process, many Kenyan educators believe their students are now not only prepared in academics, but are receiving a necessary training such as working in groups, goal setting, and listening, to name a few.

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Learning today, leading tomorrow

Jan 9, 2017

The Register Herald.com

BECKLEY, WV – Alicia Lett, an elementary school principal, believes that no matter how chaotic the world is, every student has the right to live their dream, but she wasn’t sure how to instill this hope within her students. That’s when she turned to The Leader in Me. After implementing the process in her school, she noticed her students react to situations in effective ways and handle situations with greater maturity.

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Galion Schools celebrate success entering holiday break

Dec 22, 2016

The Richland Source

GALION, OH – Galion City School district has seen many accomplishments this past year. One of which comes from one intermediate school in their district who said they have seen a distinct difference since implementing The Leader in Me process. They say because of the process, students are recognizing the good they do when serving others and the positive feeling they get when providing service.

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Parker earns Distinguished Principal honor

Dec 21, 2016

Call Newspapers

ST. LOUIS, MO – Long Elementary has experienced a tremendous amount of success under Principal Jana Parker, receiving both state and national awards. Principal Parker’s work has earned her the recognition of St. Louis Suburban Distinguished Principal by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principal’s. With Principal Parker’s vision and focus, Long Elementary has achieved top scores and implements The Leader in Me, providing their students a path to become leaders in their school and community.

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