AT&T gives $15000 Aspire grant to chamber for education

Aug 2, 2016

The Daily News

BOWLING GREEN, KY – The $15,000 AT&T gave to the Bowling Area Chamber of Commerce provides an opportunity to expand its successful The Leader in Me process by continuing leadership training through career immersion in all area high schools. "This is not just about the schools and the kids but it's about the community. This is an investment in the future," said Hood Harris, president of AT&T Kentucky.

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Starkville schools to emphasize leadership, life skills this year

Aug 1, 2016

The Dispatch

STARKVILLE, MI – The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District plans to implement The Leader in Me process this school year with the support of teachers and principals. Third grade teacher, Kristina Rudd, said, "We know that the more ownership they have in something, the more willing they are to try it when it's harder and challenging, and I think The Leader in Me is designed to help kids see 'you have so many great things about you, and we want to see them.'"

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Sneak Preview of New Johnston Elementary School

Aug 1, 2016

Big Country

ABILENE, TX – With construction almost complete, there are many more exciting things about the new facility, Principal Roger Thomas says they're looking forward to seeing how the new school will further Johnston's excellence as a Leader in Me school. "There's a leadership value in every child. we look for that, we encourage that, we get the kids leadership jobs, and they just blossom because of it,” he said.

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Leader Valley kicks off ‘Create Great’ fundraising campaign

Jul 31, 2016

The Courier

WATERLOO, IA – The teachers, parents, students and business leaders of the community are all excited about The Leader in Me process in Greater Cedar Valley area schools and its ability to provide professional development. “To me, it’s just a wonderful, wonderful way to engage students,” said Linda Allen, Hawkeye Community College president, noting the initiative’s goal is to prepare them for college, careers and citizenship.

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School News

Jul 30, 2016

Tri Valley Central Dispatch

CASA GRANDE, ARIZONA – Cholla Elementary School was awarded an “I Am A Leader” grant to support implementation of The Leader in Me process. Principal Kay Brack Steward said, “We are excited to make the 7 Habits part of the Cholla culture.” Ironwood Elementary School is gearing up for its second year as a Leader in Me school. Prinicipal Robin Rosales said, “We are looking forward to enhancing our partnerships with our returning students and families and connecting with our new families and their students to build relationships to ensure success for everyone.”

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“Leader in Me” program takes place at Issac Lane Elementary

Jul 28, 2016

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News

JACKSON, TN – Teachers at Issac Lane Elementary School are receiving teacher training to start The Leader in Me process this school year. Second grade teacher, Karen Edwards said learning about leadership and participating in the process will help her to better serve students in the classroom.

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The Leader in Me: Harrison Elementary Showcases School Initiative

Jul 26, 2016

KIN Magazine

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA – Determined to get support for The Leader in Me at his school, Elementary teacher Derek Hoare gathered a group of kindergarten through fifth graders and their parents to help present the values to the Kinsmen Club of Lethbridge in 2013. The students talked about how the program was already changing their lives and helping them prepare to change the world. The club members were so blown away by the presentation that they decided to donate seed money for The Leader in Me teacher training and supplies. Over the last two years, the process has transformed the school by minimizing discipline and behavioral issues, emphasizing leadership skills, and increasing attendance.

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Hollister Elementary receives grant for leadership program

Jul 12, 2016

KY3 NBC News

HOLLISTER, MO – The school recently adopted the Leader in Me model to help better prepare students for life's challenges with a holistic education. Students learn the habits, figure out how they can be incorporated at home and in school and develop their favorites. "One habit particular that I like is 'begin with the end in mind', because I use it a bunch," said Ronny Daniels, sixth grade. "In sports, for practice, and so I know what I'm doing in the games."

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Leader in Me is worthy program in Cedar Valley

Jul 3, 2016

The Courier

WATERLOO, IA – “We are implementing The Leader in Me in an unprecedented fashion,” said Alliance CEO Steve Dust. Editors believe this process is deserving of community support, because of its ability to teach 21st century skills, provide meaningful staff development, and creates a school culture where students can thrive socially and academically.

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Leader Valley stepping up its work with local schools

Jun 26, 2016

The Courier

WATERLOO, IA – Leader Valley, a talent development initiative of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, announced an expansion of the initiative to bolster the many Leader in Me schools in the Cedar Valley and Waterloo areas. The Leader in Me process is so effective in some of their schools in promoting student voice and student engagement, that administrators, teachers and the community are excited to do more.

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Boonton School hosts Leadership Program

Jun 22, 2016

North Jersey

Boonton, NJ – Days after the tragic shooting in Orlando, Fla., Muriel Summers, co-author of "The Leader in Me,", addressed a group of educators at John Hill School. It was after the Colorado shooting that Summers was inspired to find a way to develop leadership skills in children and to encourage a school environment that makes students feel valued. She shared messages of the importance of time, recognizing your own greatness and teach with passion and love.

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Crossroads awarded grant to begin Leader in Me

Jun 21, 2016

The Pioneer News

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY – Crossroads Elementary School was selected from hundreds of schools across the country to receive a $47,684 grant to implement The Leader in Me, FranklinCovey’s whole-school transformation process for teaching 21st century leadership principles and skills to K-12 students. School Principal Julie Skeens said, “We are thrilled...Our education team is committed to teach and inspire every child in our school to become a leader.”

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New Haven site-based council OKs Payton as the school’s new principal

Jun 20, 2016

Nelson County Gazette

COX CREEK, KY – The new principal, Kevin Payton, at New Haven Elementary is anxious to continue the development of leaders in his school. Encouraged by the success of The Leader in Me process last year, he hopes to help the school achieve its Lighthouse status. “I do intend to get the community and teachers more involved in leadership roles, and forming the direction the school is going to go,” Payton said.

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Holly Middle School bursting with leaders

Jun 17, 2016

TC Times

HOLLY, MI – Holly Middle School recently received Lighthouse certification, a feat only done by one other middle school. Read how Holly Middle is applying the practices from The Leader in Me to their school.

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Poupard hosts first leadership day

Jun 16, 2016

Gross Pointe News

HARPER WOODS, MI – Poupard Elementary hosted their very first leadership day to great praise. Students, staff and parents were impressed by skills being learned through Poupard’s implementation of The Leader in Me. Poupard has launched several team and programs that are giving the students a prime opportunity to lead.

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Hoover achieves big Leader in Me designation

Jun 14, 2016

The Courier

WATERLOO, IA – Hoover Middle School received its Lighthouse School certification, making it the fifth middle school in the world to achieve such a designation. “We are so proud of the work our students and staff have made to transform the academics, culture and leadership at Hoover Middle School,” said principal Mike Fisher.

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Operation Empathy makes good on promise to deliver

Jun 14, 2016

Hometown Life

NOVI, MI – In a follow up to a story you can read here, students at Orchard Hills Elementary were able to complete their Operation Empathy initiative. Inspired by The Leader in Me process, students worked to serve those who serve us, members of our military. Students and staff teamed with 25 retired and active duty military members to put together care packages for troops overseas.

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Presidents Elementary students learn to find the ‘Leader In Me’

Jun 13, 2016

The Arlington Times

ARLINGTON, WA – Students at Presidents Elementary are connecting their art work and self-understanding with The Leader in Me process. Read how students are leading the way when it comes to understanding themselves and others around them.

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MacArthur Elementary honored by state for 'Making it Happen'

Jun 13, 2016

Chicago Tribune

CEDAR LAKE, IN – MacArthur Elementary School was recognized by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Indiana Department of Education for their “Making it Happen” program. Using methods from The Leader in Me process, MacArthur organized LEAD Teams consisting of students from every grade. These teams encourage students to work in teams and develop relationships between the different grade levels.

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Tradewind Elementary students receive 'Lighthouse' honor

Jun 9, 2016


AMARILLO, TX – Tradewind Elementary in Amarillo, Texas has made great strides in their implementation of The Leader in Me process. They recently received their Lighthouse certification and the local news was there to capture the moment.

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