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Leader In Me' to hold a 'proactive' assembly

Oct 12, 2016

The Goldendale Sentinel

GOLDENDALE, WA – Administration and staff at Goldendale Primary School often wondered about the percentage of students in their school that didn’t exude natural leadership skills each day. That’s why they began to explore The Leader in Me process. In their second year of implementation, Goldendale Primary School has experienced a dynamic positive change in their school.

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Scott Cochran: Imitate success; live leadership every day

Oct 9, 2016

The Herald Journal

SPARTANBURG, SC – Scott Cochran is a Spartanburg area business leader. His recent visit to a Leader in Me Lighthouse school left him impressed. With Fred Logan, Principal at Cleveland Academy of Leadership, as his host, Cochran saw students as young as 6 were demonstrating the leadership skills he looks for when hiring employees.

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Third-grader organizes Cairo Little Free Library

Oct 6, 2016

The Gleaner

HENDERSON, KY – A student at Cairo Elementary is using her leadership skills to help others embrace and gain a love for reading. Elisabeth Carter has started a mobile version of the Little Free Library, a free book exchange for her class mates. Using principles from The Leader in Me and a refurbished wagon, Elisabeth is leading out when it comes to entrepreneurship at Cairo Elementary.

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Muriel Summers named Wake County 2016 Principal of the Year

Oct 5, 2016

The News & Observer

RALEIGH, NC– Muriel Summers, Principal at A.B. Combs Elementary in Raleigh, was name the Wake County school system’s Principal of the Year. Her work as the Principal at A.B. Combs and as one of the original developers of The Leader in Me demonstrates her passion for her students and her work.

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Ellington School puts leadership on display

Oct 5, 2016

The Herald-Whig

QUINCY, IL – Ellington Elementary recently hosted their annual Leadership Day, in which several surrounding area schools visited to experience The Leader in Me first hand and learn more about the success Ellington has had with whole school transformation process. One teacher commented, "You can read all day long. But seeing how well the kids respond to it, how open they are to talking about it, just amazes me."

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G. Weaver Hipps Elem. in Lehigh Acres embraces leadership

Oct 4, 2016

News-Press Online

LEHIGH ACRES, FL – G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School is shifting focus and taking on a new look this year. With The Leader in Me, students and staff have decorated walls, designed posters and set goals for the upcoming year and the improvements are already evident. “The kids are working together. I see the older kids helping the younger kids.” “Just the way they treat each other, the behavior is so much better.”

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Cox Middle School stands up against bullying

Oct 1, 2016

The Columbia Daily Herald

COLUMBIA, TN – Cox Middle School is tackling the hard challenges they’re facing and they’re using The Leader in Me to help. By building a new campaign and using the principles from The Leader in Me, Cox has been able to reduce their discipline issues by 30 percent. Cox’s class officers are playing a vital role in the school’s turnaround as they implement strategy of the “Be Nice. Stand Up. Stand Together” campaign.

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Lunch with a Leader: Tom Penaluna

Sep 29, 2016

The Courier

WATERLOO, IA – As a business and community leader, Tom Penaluna knows the value of strong leadership. That’s why his involvement with The Leader in Me has been so fervent. “It changes their lives,” said Penaluna. “We can see the results, year after year, so we know that this approach works.”

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Brigham City's Discovery Elementary School named National Blue Ribbon School

Sep 29, 2016

The Standard Examiner

BRIGHAM CITY, UT – With a nod to the former principal, the current students and The Leader in Me, Principal Jeff Morris graciously accepted the National Blue Ribbon School award on behalf of Discovery Elementary. Nominated for continuously outperforming other Utah schools, Discovery received proficient test scores in language arts, math and science.

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A Budding Partnership

Sep 28, 2016

The Times NWI.com

MUNSTER, IN – A mentoring partnership between Chesterton High and Liberty Elementary is helping to form relationships between students both young and old. In an effort to implement principles from The Leader in Me the initiative provides opportunities for mentoring, relationship building and inclusion.

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Teacher uses hands-on approach to help first grade students learn, communicate

Sep 27, 2016

The Vicksburg Post

VICKSBURG, MS – Project-based learning is not a foreign concept to schools implementing The Leader in Me. Read about Morgan Webb and her first grade class at Dana Road Elementary and their hands on learning experience involving The Leader in Me, the ocean and rainbow fish.

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Students at Russell Cave Elementary learn responsibility through gardening project

Sep 26, 2016

Kentucky Forward

LEXINGTON, KY – Growing leaders are growing gardens at Russell Cave Elementary. In an effort to brighten up their community, and incorporate their Leader in Me learning, fourth and fifth graders from Russell Cave participated in a leadership service project to overhaul overgrown gardens in the area.

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VWSD hosts state secretary and senator

Sep 24, 2016

The Vicksburg Post

VICKSBURG, MS – As two leading Mississippi state officials toured schools in the Vicksburg Warren School District, they saw impressive demonstrations of leadership and innovation. As they saw The Leader in Me in action they noticed the fantastic working relationship between students and teachers as well as a skill set being taught that will help prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist.

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Nashville leaders learn about Murfreesboro's Leader in Me

Sep 23, 2016

Daily News Journal

MURFRESSBORO, TN – When members of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce paid a visit to Mitchell-Neilson Elementary, they experienced the unexpected. Students, rather than teachers and administrators, led the way, taking Chamber members through a school tour, answering their questions and demonstrating the attributes they have learned through The Leader in Me. Chamber representative Whitney Weeks commented, "It’s instantly obvious that they haven’t memorized the list of seven things, they’ve internalized them and know how to apply them academically and personally.”

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Digging deeper, growing, success of ‘Leader in Me’ program evident at WES

Sep 21, 2016

The Southeast Sun

ENTERPRISE, AL – What started as a book study has transformed into a significant shift in school culture, something Principal Chris Mitten at Windham Elementary School in Daleville, Alabama was looking for. With that shift has come students who are more responsible and who are ready to lead Windham through their best year. Even with this great success, Windham staff continues to work at The Leader in Me process to increase collaboration among students and parents.

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Roosevelt students wow in lead job interviews

Sep 21, 2016

The Pryor Daily Times

PRYOR, OK – Job interviews can be stressful, but the fifth and sixth grade students at Roosevelt Elementary handled themselves extremely well as they submitted applications and interviewed for a variety of in-school positions. In conjunction with The Leader in Me process at Roosevelt, staff members are working to lay a foundation of skills students can rely on in the future, when they will apply and interview for real jobs.

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Sixth graders grasp larger leadership roles, honor law enforcement

Sep 21, 2016

The Southeast Sun

ENTERPRISE, AL – The sixth grade class at Windham Elementary School used their ingenuity and leadership skills to show their appreciation for area law enforcement officers. Using their own decision making skills and empowered by the principles taught through The Leader in Me, students hosted local police officers through a school tour and a luncheon.

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Bell Elementary School Principal Sheri Barberee seeks to make Tyler home, grow leaders in community

Sep 19, 2016

Tyler Morning Telegraph

TYLER, TX – For new, but veteran, Principal Sheri Barberee, Bell Elementary in Tyler, Texas already feels like home. Her vision for building leaders in the community matches exactly with The Leader in Me process at Bell. The focus on building those leaders will continue to move forward as Principal Barberee continues to put her stamp on the students and community of Bell Elementary.

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Former Washington Elementary School principal: Culture goes beyond these walls

Sep 14, 2016

Canon City Daily Record

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Walls and structures don’t make up a school culture; teachers, students and effective principles create and maintain a positive culture. That was the message from former Washington Elementary principal Janice Zeiler to current school staff. District officials are considering demolition of Washington Elementary as they assess their financial position. Washington implemented The Leader in Me about eight years ago and since then has created a culture that staff, students and parents appreciate and value.

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BISD enrollment numbers up

Sep 14, 2016

The Chandler & Brownsboro Statesman

CHANDLER, TX – Brownsboro Independent School District has seen an uptick in their enrollment this year. Using The Leader in Me and other solutions, administrators and staff have worked to create an environment that students feel great about and it’s helping to get the school off to a great start.

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