Parker earns Distinguished Principal honor
Dec 21, 2016
ST. LOUIS, MO – Long Elementary has experienced a tremendous amount of success under Principal Jana Parker, receiving both state and national awards. Principal Parker’s work has earned her the recognition of St. Louis Suburban Distinguished Principal by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principal’s. With Principal Parker’s vision and focus, Long Elementary has achieved top scores and implements The Leader in Me, providing their students a path to become leaders in their school and community.
Harrison Elementary holds skill-building day
Dec 19, 2016
TWIN FALLS, ID – How do you handle a pressing situation? During Harrison Elementary’s recent skill building day, students applied lessons learned through The Leader in Me to experience patience and perseverance as they built graham cracker houses using frosting and other fun treats.
Businesslike at Buford
Dec 18, 2016
The Lancaster News
LANCASTER, SC – For Maj. Matt Shaw of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office this was no normal business lunch. The plan he was being presented was comprehensive, complete with talking points, and left Shaw “stunned”. The presenter was a 7-year-old second grader from Buford Elementary School. Using skills she’s learned through The Leader in Me, Cali Bell presented Maj. Shaw with a plan to provide stuffed animals in every sheriff’s patrol car. This idea and process was completely student driven.
Middletown students 'pull off' Wreaths Across America welcome
Dec 15, 2016
MIDDLETOWN, DE – For some of the students at Silver Lake Elementary School, the recent Wreaths Across America convoy meant a great deal more than usual. Read how students used the leadership skills learned through The Leader in Me process to plan and lead an assembly honoring military members both past and present. It was also an initiative that connected them with family.
West Alabama students collect coats for kids in need
Dec 14, 2016
GILBERTON, AL – Southern Choctaw Elementary school is encouraging their student body to think beyond the academic rigor that comes with school, they’re working to develop the whole child. The Leader in Me is helping them accomplish their goals. Southern Choctaw’s recent coat drive was a success, collecting over 200 coats, but it also worked to teach the students a valuable lesson in helping others.
Hueytown Elementary students share the joy of the season with veterans
Dec 14, 2016
HUEYTOWN, AL – Hueytown Elementary students are using The Leader in Me framework to bring holiday joy to veteran’s in their area. Students decorated Christmas cards and filled gift bags for veterans at the local VA hospital in Birmingham.
Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation leaders bring holiday cheer to students
Dec 14, 2016
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI – Together is better with The Leader in Me. The Leader in Me Lighthouse Team at Green Meadow Elementary partnered with members of the Jeter’s Leaders team from Comstock High School to deliver holiday cookies, ornaments and uplifting notes to other students at Green Meadow. These two separate initiatives have a common goal, building future leaders.
Superhero students: Carmel Elementary turns student artwork into mural as part of leadership program
Dec 13, 2016
VV Daily Press
VICTORVILLE, CA – Carmel Elementary School is proving that everybody can indeed become a leader. Over the past two years, Carmel has used The Leader in Me model and process to encourage creative thinking among their students and staff. Last year the school held a poster competition to transition their creative thinking into art. This year the school unveiled a student created mural, which was then dedicated and signed by last years poster winner with a speech she had written herself.
Culture of thinking, leadership yield rewards
Dec 13, 2016
MILFORD, MI – Johnson Elementary in Milford, MI is seeing the rewards of perseverance and focus on building a school of leadership. In this op-ed from Principal Josh Gignac, he gives words to Johnson Elementary’s methodology and discusses the vision, direction and success the school is having using The Leader in Me model and process.
BHT earns SignatureSchool award
Dec 10, 2016
Mount Airy News
MT. AIRY, NC – B.H. Tharrington School is accomplishing great things. They recently received a Signature School Award from the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium. Tharrington’s work with their STEAM framework and their implementation of The Leader in Me have provided an atmosphere of learning and leadership. Test scores are strong and students are demonstrating leadership skills through a variety of responsibilities within the school.
Inspired Teachers Foster Young Leaders
Dec 5, 2016
School News Network
SPARTA, MI – Staff members at Appleview Elementary in Sparta are working on developing the whole child through The Leader in Me. Motivated by their experience at a Teacher Leader workshop, teachers are using a goal setting strategy to help students excel in curriculum and social skills.
Holiday meal highlights Expo's growing leaders
Dec 2, 2016
WATERLOO, IA – Expo Alternative Learning Center is in a unique position, they are one of the few high schools in the country who have implemented The Leader in Me. Their effort to embrace leadership instruction recently yielded a huge effort to support their annual Thanksgiving feast. Students have been able to advance their responsibility and learn skills that will prepare them for life after high school.
Dadeville Elementary celebrates reaching Lighthouse status
Dec 1, 2016
DADEVILLE, AL – Through a focused and unrelenting effort, Dadeville Elementary recently achieved The Leader in Me Lighthouse Milestone. Students and staff have accomplished their goal of unleashing the greatness in themselves and have shown exceptional results during their ongoing implementation of The Leader in Me.
Hoover School in Melrose sees drop in behavior issues after implementing new system
Nov 29, 2016
Melrose Free Press
MELROSE, MA – After enduring a year as a disciplinarian rather than an educator, Hoover School Principal Jenny Corduck knew a change was needed and appropriate. Through implementation of The Leader in Me, Hoover has seen a significant drop in their behavior referrals. Hoover’s continued implementation has shifted their culture and changed the entire attitude of the school.
Bank partners with elementary school
Nov 29, 2016
HIGHLAND, MI – A new initiative between Huron Valley State Bank and Heritage Elementary School called “Bank at School” fits perfectly with Heritage’s involvement with The Leader in Me. “Bank at School” teaches students valuable money management techniques and provides important knowledge of finance as students serve as tellers, marketing representatives and managers. The skills and leadership principles taught through The Leader in Me are helping students excel in these positions.
North Jackson Elementary teacher honored for work with special needs students
Nov 28, 2016
Bowling Green Daily News
BOWLING GREEN, KY – Molly Caswell is an exceptional educator and was recently named Teacher of the Year by the Council of Exceptional Children. Described by her principal as “irreplaceable”, Caswell has used The Leader in Me and her own talent in developing curriculum that tailors to the needs of students with disabilities.
Nolley program producing leaders in the community
Nov 25, 2016
AKRON, OH – Nolley Elementary recently hosted PTA members, community leaders in business, and Board of Education members to demonstrate their vast leadership capabilities. The Leader in Me has provided guidance in leadership to Nolley Elementary and students seized the opportunity to lead tours, talk about goal setting and discuss the many leadership opportunities available at Nolley.
Students Find Leadership in Themselves
Nov 24, 2016
The Clarkston News
CLARKSTON, MI – Andersonville and Springfield Plains Elementary schools are on a similar journey with The Leader in Me. Both schools are in the first years of their implementation of The Leader in Me. Each school hopes to help their students find their respective greatness and take that greatness to their homes and communities.
'Leader in Me' Process Underway at Cairo Elementary
Nov 23, 2016
HENDERSON, KY – Cairo Elementary has a clear vision for the type of school they want to be and for the way they want their school to operate. Using The Leader in Me, Cairo is instilling leadership skills in their entire student body and is preparing to accomplish the goals they have set for their school.
St. Stan's Celebrates 'Leader In Me' Lighthouse School Status
Nov 18, 2016
NOBLE SQUARE, IL – After a few years of dedication to The Leader in Me process, St. Stan’s has become a beacon of leadership to their community. St. Stan’s recently achieved the Lighthouse Milestone, a result of their outstanding school and student outcomes. Students are leading both in school and in the community.