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.
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.
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.
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.
After Waves Of Reform, Nashville Schools Go Back To Basics — Teaching Kids To Build Relationships
Sep 8, 2016
Nashville Public Radio
NASHVILLE, TN – Every school in metro Nashville has a social-emotional learning program this year, Fall-Hamilton Elementary has chosen The Leader in Me to help their students build relationships, learn leadership skills and create a positive, prevailing culture. Already teachers are seeing a change in their students behaviors and attitudes.
Priceville contributes to elementary school leaders
Sep 8, 2016
PRICEVILLE, AL – Priceville Elementary Principal Tanya McCain proudly accepted a donation from the town council that will help her school continue The Leader in Me process, something that has profoundly shaped Priceville Elementary. Priceville became a Leader in Me Lighthouse school in 2013 and continues to implement the culture and leadership skills presented through the process.
Liberty, Bailly are leaders
Sep 7, 2016
The Times NWI.com
CHESTERTON, IN – Principals Kevin Zack and Christy Jarka were looking for a shift inside their school, they’ve found an engine for that shift with The Leader in Me. After a pilot year in 2015, Bailly and Liberty Elementary Schools are rolling out The Leader in Me to their entire staff, faculty and student populations. Read what their students and staff members are saying as they start to see their paradigms shift.
Heritage’s ‘Leader in Me’ helps MARF
Sep 5, 2016
The Madison County Record
MADISON, AL – Students at Heritage Elementary are putting their leadership skills to use within their community. As a class project, Madison students, alongside the Madison Animal Rescue Foundation, are collecting shoes that will be sold to a company which cleans and distributes them to third-world countries. Using the leadership and goal setting skills they’ve learned through The Leader in Me, students have been able to give back to their community.
Student leaders are the focus at LHMS
Aug 30, 2016
The Logan Daily News
LOGAN, OH – Logan-Hocking Middle School is using The Leader in Me to set weekly attendance goals, that mindset extends to the students with a LEAD folder. LEAD folder help students set personal goals and provides strategies to accomplish those goals. In addition to LEAD folders, Logan-Hocking Middle is using The Leader in Me to inspire other initiatives to help bring out the student leadership in the school and community.
Julia Styers focused on education innovation with Newton-Conover City Schools
Aug 30, 2016
Hickory Daily Record
NEWTON, NC – Julia Styers has spent a career shaping and innovating education in Newton-Conover City Schools. Even as she wraps up her career, her passion continues to burn and working with The Leader in Me fits right in with her vision; Every student has genius. “It’s our job in education to figure out what that genius is and to build upon it, allowing every student to develop their strengths,” Styers said.
E.A. Cox culture on the upswing
Aug 30, 2016
Columbia Daily Record
COLUMBIA, TN – E.A. Cox Middle School was slowly spiraling into complete chaos. Staff members were quitting on the spot, the school was on lockdown more than once, and students were fighting regularly. The environment was toxic. But, with a shift in administration, some logistical changes and the implementation of The Leader in Me, E.A. Cox is experiencing a remarkable turnaround.
Glenn Marshall students embrace leadership
Aug 26, 2016
The Richmond Register
RICHMOND, KY – Glenn Marshall Elementary is pioneering The Leader in Me within their district and the students and staff are anxiously engaged as the new school year gets underway. Students are assuming leadership roles and staff members are providing simple guidance and direction. Glenn Marshall principal Abby White said, “We try to have lots of traditions at the school so the students feel as if they are part of a strong community and The Leader in Me program is just one aspect of that.”
‘Leader in Me’ Longbranch Elementary determined to break down silos, engage parents in child’s school
Aug 25, 2016
Northern Kentucky Tribune
UNION, KY – Longbranch Elementary is on a mission to engage parents on a new level and they are using The Leader in Me to help. Along with other guides and processes, Longbranch is implementing The Leader in Me to help forge a new alliance with the parents and break down the barriers between school and home.
Program helping students, teachers excel
Aug 24, 2016
My Journal Courier
JACKSONVILLE, IL – Washington Elementary School is pioneering The Leader in Me process in Jacksonville’s District 117 this year. And teachers are already seeing a change early in the school year. Read about students getting to class on time, more so than usual, and how students are experiencing a new level of motivation in the new school year.
Principals attend Leader In Me academy
Aug 23, 2016
The Logan Daily News
LOGAN, OH – Two principals in Logan, Ohio attended a two-day conference led by Principal Muriel Summers, original developer of The Leader in Me, in preparation for the coming school year and their further implementation of The Leader in Me. Principals in attendance were able to network with one another and exchange ideas on curriculum, goal setting and student leadership inside their schools.
Students learn from ‘Leader in Me’ program
Aug 22, 2016
The Jackson Sun
JACKSON, TN – Staff and students in and around Jackson are gearing up for the new school year and are being introduced to The Leader in Me. The process is still being rolled out and teachers are determining how it will best fit inside their schools. Isaac Lane Elementary Principal Janet Gore said, “This is positive. This is going to be great.”
'Leader in Me' co-author visits Marion
Aug 22, 2016
The Marion Star
MARION, OH – Principal Muriel Summers, original developer of The Leader in Me, spoke to a group of educators from Marion City Schools as they prepared to head back to the classroom. Her message – “Everyone has a story, listen to it before you judge”. Summers related experiences from her years as an elementary student as well as stories about accomplished authors and directors who overcame challenges on a path to excel.
RI elementary lives out 'highly successful habits'
Aug 19, 2016
ROCK ISLAND, IL – As part of LEAD Friday’s at Eugene Field Elementary School, students are leading their own learning and experiences. Using The Leader in Me as a spark, Principal Dennis Weiss devised LEAD Friday’s as a way to keep students organized and learn how to plan. This has created a strong culture in the school and the students in various grade levels are able to get to know each other.
New Cedar Valley teachers welcomed at 'Leader' funding kickoff
Aug 19, 2016
CEDAR FALLS, IA – Students and community leaders in Cedar Falls recognized 120 new teachers at an annual breakfast meeting held in conjunction with The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber. The event honored these new teachers and kicked off a fundraising effort aimed at expanding The Leader in Me to all Cedar Valley schools.
Hannibal's new teachers have first day excitement, too
Aug 18, 2016
Hannibal Courier Post
HANNIBAL, MO – As Mark Twain Elementary School kicked back into session, a new staff member was pleasantly surprised by the preparedness and welcome she received from her new students as they demonstrated some of the many skills they’ve learned through The Leader in Me process.