Opinion: Thank you, Kathy Egmont, for your leadership and inspiration

Jun 6, 2016

Lowell Sun

LOWELL, MA – This “thank you” editorial tells the story of how one principals vision, in conjunction with The Leader in Me, helped transform a failing school and positively impact the staff, students and citizens of Lowell, Massachusetts, making Lowell Community Charter Public School a beacon to other schools in the area.

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Grant will help school in CG create future leaders

Jun 6, 2016

TriValley Central

CASA GRANDE, AZ – Ironwood Elementary School is teaching more than just sharing, responsibility and raising their hands in class. Its focus, according to Brook Sachak, is to teach students more useful 21st century skills that can shape them into global leaders.

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Community supports Leader in Me program at Catawba County Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools

Jun 3, 2016

Hickory Record

HICKORY, NC – Teachers, parents and administrators in the Catawba County are impressed with the social emotional learning that is happening at The Leader in Me schools in their community. They are supportive of extending the process into more schools. “It’s not going to change a group of kids. It’s going to change every single student and faculty member and family member that’s connected to it,” Lake Hickory Rotary Club President-elect Peter Nelson said. “It might not be over night but over time it will do that.”

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2 Twin Falls Schools to Adopt 'The Leader in Me'

Jun 2, 2016

Magic Valley News

TWIN FALLS, ID – Teacher training for The Leader in Me process has begun in Twin Falls this week for Lincoln and I.B. Elementary schools. They decided to adopt the process after the student engagement changed dramatically for the better at Harrison Elementary, another Twin Falls elementary school which was already a Leader in Me school. When students return in August, “they’ll see a lot of difference in our school,” Lincoln Elementary principal Beth Olmstead said.

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Sunnyvale Schools: Bishop students learn to unleash the leaders within themselves

Jun 2, 2016

The San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, CA – Bishop elementary principal, Suzanne Cicala heard about The Leader in Me book and began visiting schools that adopted the process. She was impressed by what she saw and decided to implement the process at Bishop. Read how the staff and students have adopted the process and how it’s helping to shape the school.

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Sugarloaf one of five NC schools to win national honor

May 30, 2016

Hendersonville Lightning

HENDERSONVILLE, NC – Sugarloaf Elementary School is now a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, successfully implementing the process for a holistic, schoolwide experience for staff, students, and parents, that’s created a common language and culture within the school. “We are honored to become a Leader in Me Lighthouse School," said Sugarloaf principal Peggy Marshall, Henderson County's 2015 principal of the year. "As a school, we have seen amazing results from implementing The Leader in Me process.”

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Finding The Leader in Me

May 24, 2016

Herald Palladium

STEVENSVILLE, MI – Students are having a blast at Hollywood Elementary School’s The Leader in Me Garden Club. It’s one of the many activities that Principal Natalie Macerata believes are replacing “the traditional mindset of adults doing everything.” This has boosted student motivation. “Every child has genius,” she said. “It’s truly about finding their potential and tapping into it.”

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Student leaders brighten Unioto Middle School

May 22, 2016

Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLOCOTHE, OH - The Chillicothe City Schools became the first district-wide Leader in Me school in Ohio two years ago. Letting students have a say, encouraging student voice and engagement are the focal points of this holistic education.

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Mark Twain Elementary gains Lighthouse School status, second school in district to do so

May 20, 2016

Hannibal Courier-Post

HANNIBAL, MO –Students and staff at Mark Twain Elementary School all celebrated their school achieving Lighthouse certification. Read how the students and staff have worked for nearly five years to study and implement The Leader in Me process to reach this milestone.

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Leader in Me culture continues at Peck

May 18, 2016

C&G Newspapers

WARREN/CENTER LINE, MI – Read how the staff at Peck Elementary has made The Leader in Me work for every student in their school and how the students led Peck’s recent end-of-the-year concert.

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Lincoln Elementary recognized as School of Character

May 17, 2016

Salina Journal

CLAY CENTER, KS – Leader in Me school Lincoln Elementary was one of three schools recognized in Kansas for being a School of Character. Even more notably, it was recognized as a National School of Character too. Read how The Leader in Me process is helping to shape the culture inside Lincoln Elementary.

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Bentonville school fosters leadership among students

May 13, 2016

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

BENTONVILLE, AR – Students and staff at Mary Mae Jones Elementary School in Bentonville recently hosted a Leadership Event for about 200 parents and community members. During the event, students guided tours, led discussions on their various projects and talked about how The Leader in Me is shaping their schools culture.

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Green Elementary hosts community leadership day

May 11, 2016

The Logan Daily News

LOGAN, OH – Parents, community members and public officials were invited to Green Elementary to take part in the school’s second Leadership Event. During the day’s festivities attendees were able to see firsthand the 21st century leadership skills students are learning as they oversee the many clubs and activities happening at Green.

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More than 300 parents attend first Leadership Day at EHES

May 10, 2016

Shelby County Reporter

COLUMBIANA, AL – Students at Elvin Hill Elementary School demonstrated their leadership, science and presentation skills to over 300 parents who attended the school’s first Leadership Day.

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South Newton Elementary students unleash their inner leader

May 9, 2016

Hickory Daily Record

NEWTON, NC – Read how students at South Newton Elementary School planned, organized and executed their recent Leadership Event. Using the skills from The Leader in Me students have been able to manage a reading competition, plan for a new basketball court and with parent involvement, learn how to manage the stress of the day.

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Student to be honored for essay on Kindest Kansas Citian

May 6, 2016

Lee’s Summit Journal

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO – Read how one sixth-grader from Sunset Valley Elementary paid tribute to a former principal, and how the principal’s decision to implement The Leader in Me, helped guide her in her transition to a new school.

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Kirkcaldy pupils first in UK to pick up leadership award

May 5, 2016


KIRKCALDY, SCOTLAND – In their third year of using The Leader in Me, the students and staff at Fair Isle Primary in Kirkcaldy Scotland achieved a big milestone. They are the first school in the United Kingdom to receive Lighthouse certification.

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Student Advisory stage teacher appreciation day event

May 4, 2016

Hickory Daily Record

NEWTON, NC – Read about the students from South Newton Elementary School who helped plan a special activity for their teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week and find out why the teachers weren’t surprised by the initiative and leadership skills demonstrated by the students.

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Stokes curriculum brings out leader in every student

Apr 29, 2016

STOKES, NC – Read what The Leader in Me process means to the students and staff at Stokes School in Stokes, North Carolina. Students from grades pre-K to eighth grade are building their leadership skills and how they are owning their own education.

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Eugene Field Elementary School named Lighthouse School thanks to dedication of students, staff

Apr 28, 2016

Hannibal Courier-Post

MARYVILLE, MO – Read how the entire community, students and staff at Eugene Field Elementary School worked together to achieve their Lighthouse certification, a perfect send off for their retiring principal.

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