Hope Academy Takes on 'Seven Habits' of Success

Aug 18, 2014

Hope Academy Takes on 'Seven Habits' of Success


DECATUR – Monday was one of the smoothest opening days that Hope Academy Principal Cynthia Houston can recall.

“It's been phenomenal,” Houston said. “In all the years, it's one of the best opening days.”

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East Lake, Shepherd Elem. Schools Receive $50,000 Tech Grants

Aug 15, 2014


CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -What better way to end the first full week of school, than by handing over dozens of new technology devices to a cheering student body?  It happened today, not once, but twice at two very deserving Hamilton County elementary schools.

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Greenup County School Begins "The Leader in Me" program

Aug 13, 2014

via WOWK13 TV

Parents all hope that when their children learn in school they also develop leadership skills.

An area school is joining a program, where all of the learning is all about leadership, all of the time.

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DeKalb Central Schools Start New School Year

Aug 4, 2014

DeKalb Central Schools start new school year


Country Meadow Elementary will begin its second year as a “Leader in Me” school. The leadership program has been integrated into the cirriculum [sic] with a focus on the arts. The program is in partnership with FranklinCovey Education and approximately 1,500 schools worldwide are apart of the program.

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Juvenile Probation Helps Students Learn Good Habits

Jul 29, 2014

via Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — For the last several years, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Mike Pedersen has aimed to solve delinquency problems before they ever happen.

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Calcasieu Parish 'Leader in Me' Teachers Host Training Session for School Year

Jul 25, 2014

Calcasieu Parish Leader in Me teachers host truing session for school year


CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -The first day of school is fast approaching and some Calcasieu Parish teachers are teaching at a “Leader in Me” school for the first time and they’re already getting prepared.

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Briarwood Principal Named WCPS Chief Academic Officer

Jul 19, 2014

Briarwood principal named WCPS chief academic officer

via Bowling Green Daily News

Six years ago, Jason Kupchella was a high school math teacher at Greenwood. He’s now the first chief academic officer for Warren County Public Schools and entering his 23rd year in public education. . .

In naming Kupchella, Clayton pointed to Briarwood becoming one of 101 Lighthouse Schools in the international The Leader In Me program.

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Middle School Pursues 'Leader in Me' Culture

Jul 17, 2014

Middle School pursues Leader in Me culture

via Maryville Daily Forum

Maryville Middle School is looking to go from good to great, and Principal Kevin Pitts is trying to help his staff take that next step.

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Trussville Teachers go through 7 Habits Training

Jul 7, 2014

Trussville Teachers go through 7 Habits training

via Trussville Tribune

TRUSSVILLE — Trussville City Schools teachers are participating in 7 Habits training this summer.

The training is being delivered by Paine Intermediate School counselors Lauren Blake and Christy Naylor, and is sponsored by Trussville City Schools and UAB Regional In-Service Center.

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George Long Elementary School Students Share Leader in Me lessons During Leadership Day

Jun 29, 2014

George Long Elementary student shares leadership lessons with a guest at Leadership Day

via MLive Media Group

GRASS LAKE, MI – Business partners and educators from throughout Michigan and Ohio joined students at Grass Lake's George Long Elementary School for their first Leadership Day on Wednesday, May 21.

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Students Share Their Stories With State Leaders

Jun 24, 2014

via Bowling Green Daily News

Last week, we had a wonderful opportunity to share The Leader In Me with some very important leaders. On June 16, Congressman Brett Guthrie and Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers were in town to tour our great community and learn about all the exciting things going on here.

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Leader in Me Traning at Oroville Schools

Jun 21, 2014

Leader in Me training at Oroville Schools

via Gazett-Tribune

As the initial step in bringing The Leader in Me to the students at Oroville Elementary, more than thirty elementary staff members completed The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Vision training with Pat Cushing, Franklin Covey Foundation trainer, last week.

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Meet Janette Quince: Queensland's Educator of the Year

Jun 20, 2014

Meet Janette Quince: Queensland's Educator of the Year

via 612 ABC Brisbane

Oakey kindergarten teacher Janette Quince has been named the Queensland Educator of the Year by a national parenting magazine for her amazing work at Oakey's C & K Community Kindergarten.

In her time at the centre, Janette has introduced an innovative program called "The Leader in Me" .. based on the book "The Seven habits of Happy Kids" .. by Sean Covey.

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'Leader in Me' Leading Longfellow ES Students to Academic Excellence

Jun 19, 2014

Leader in Me Leading Longfellow ES students to academic excellence

via Houston ISD News Blog

Thousands of adults have benefited from Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People since that book was first published more than 20 years ago, and now, HISD students are starting to benefit from it, too.

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Seven-Point Programme Promotes Leadership at Kirkcaldy School

Jun 16, 2014

Seven-point programme promotes leadership at Kirkcaldy school

via Fife Today

‘The Leader in Me’ was the title of a special day held at Fair Isle Primary in Kirkcaldy, promoting the benefits of a new programme to enable youngsters to make better life choices.

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Hope Academy Focuses on Leaders

Jun 9, 2014


DECATUR – Hope Academy staff were sold on “The Leader in Me” after visiting schools using the program.

“I wish we could have taken pictures to show you the faces of students,” said Jenny Mullins, new assistant principal at MacArthur High School, but then serving as director of curriculum. “We walked into buildings and it was, 'Hello, my name is Sam, and I am a leader.' Everyone said, that's what we want for our kids – eye contact, a firm handshake, confidence. The academics will come when we feel we're worthy.”

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Frost Elementary School Celebrates Leader in Me Program with Leadership Day

Jun 7, 2014

Frost Elementary school celebrates leader in me with leadership day

via MLive Media Group

JACKSON, MI – Frost Elementary School students showed off all the good habits they're learning during the school's third annual Leadership Day in May.

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Union Elementary School Learning Leadership Skills

Jun 5, 2014

Union Elementary school learning leadership skills

via 12 News

BUCKHANNON - As teachers will tell you, it's not about doing one more thing, it's about finding ways to improve what you're already doing.

Students at an Upshur County elementary school are learning that.

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Northport school earns top designation

May 27, 2014

Northport school earns top designation

via FOX 6 WBRC

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Crestmont Elementary School in Northport has become the 92nd Lighthouse School in the nation. 'Lighthouse School' is the top designation available through The Leader in Me, which is a program for schools based on the longtime best-selling book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

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'The Leader in Me' turns students into highly effective people

May 26, 2014

via Bowling Green Daily News

Employers in South Central Kentucky may seen[sic] a happier and more proactive workforce in the coming years. This is due to students at Bowling Green Independent Schools and Warren County Public Schools participating in “The Leader in Me,” a new approach to teaching leadership using Dr. Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

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