Local businesses, state grants bring ‘Leader in Me’ to Crawford County

Aug 14, 2015

Crawford County Now

CRAWFORD COUNTY, OH – Crawford County students in grades 5-12 will learn what it takes to put their dreams and goals into action using 21st century leadership and life skills, thanks to generous support from local businesses and Ohio’s new Community Connectors grant. “Ohio Mutual’s gift toward this ambitious program is a strategic investment in the future of Crawford County…” said Jim Kennedy, President and CEO of Ohio Mutual Insurance Group. “We are honored to be a part of this effort to encourage and guide young leaders.”

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Sanders School program aims to bring out kids’ inner leader

Aug 12, 2015

The Modesto Bee

MODESTO, CA – Former Principal of Sanders School, Laura Granger, was initially drawn to The Leader in Me process because of its ability to help students make school a more self-directed learning experience. The current principal, Carrie Albert, explained that in just one full year of the process “our suspensions went down from 35 to 11 – a dramatic reduction…And parent survey results show a high percentage of kids are applying these habits at home.”

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Teachers train to build leaders at Clark-Vitt School

Aug 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, MO – Clark-Vitt teachers and staff took part in a teacher training last week to help build all students into leaders. Clark-Vitt Principal Dr. Jenny Davis said that teachers and staff are optimistic that this model will positively impact students, “Several have mentioned that it was the best training they’ve ever had the privilege to participate in,” she said.

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School set positive mood for first day back

Aug 10, 2015

Anniston Star

ANNISTON, AL – Saks Elementary school is excited to have their students back after summer break. Principal Crystal Sparks had The Lego Movie theme song, “Everything is awesome”, blasting in celebration of the end of summer. The theme is part of the school’s mission to build leaders as a Leader in Me school. “We don't ever refer to our students as students,” Sparks said. “We always refer to our kids as leaders.”

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Back to new school season

Aug 7, 2015

West Valley Views

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – Two new schools were built in the West Valley area, one of which will be a Leader in Me school. This school is outfitted with a science lab, computer lab, media center and National Honor Society programs. Teachers will also be putting other features, like a garden, into the school in order to meet the pupils’ individual strengths.

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Highland Elementary gets a fresh start

Aug 6, 2015

The Greenville Sun

GREENVILLE, TN – In a school where over half the students are economically disadvantaged, teachers are anxious to make a big difference in their lives by providing them with an opportunity to learn 21st century skills. "We are changing the culture of the school," said Ashley Lommel, Highland fifth-grade teacher. "It's more kid focused, and shows them they can do anything. They take ownership of the classroom and their learning."

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‘Leader in Me’ arrives

Jul 8, 2015

Dover Post

DOVER, DE — When asked about goals for the students, principal Susan Frampton of W. Reily Brown Elementary said, “We want our children to be masters of their own lives…and there’s no better time than when you’re young and willing to open up to and learn new things.” Read more about how W. Reily Brown students are excelling with The Leader in Me process.

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Officials consider more schools for Leader in Me

Jun 25, 2015

The Advertiser

LAFAYETTE, LA — The Lafayette Parish School Board is partnering with the United Way of Acadiana to get The Leader in Me in all of their schools by 2018. Jason Huffman, director of impact strategies for United Way, said, “Our vision is to expand The Leader in Me to all the schools that want it. It’s not a mandate. This has to be something that people want to do.”

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Raleigh Honored

Jun 6, 2015

via Pryor Daily Times

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

—John Quincy Adams

There’s no doubt about it, Pryor Public School’s Superintendent Don Raleigh is that type of leader. This week Raleigh was announced as District Six Superintendent of the Year by the Oklahoma Associations of School Administrators.

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OMES Prepares to Teach Leaders

Jun 4, 2015

via Shelby County Reporter

NORTH SHELBY—School is out for the summer, but teachers and staff at Oak Mountain Elementary School are still hard at work. From June 2-4, the OMES faculty and staff gave three days of their vacation to train and prepare to implement the Leader in Me program in the fall.

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Student Credit Union Volunteers Demonstrate Leadership

May 6, 2015


Sixth-graders Ruby Walker, Ryan Erngren and Halle Weldon, all student credit union volunteers, came up with the idea to set up a student credit union station in the hallway during Leadership day, that were among other student displays throughout the school.

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Skaith Students Recognized for Leadership Work

May 5, 2015

via News-PressNow

It was a party at Skaith Elementary School on Tuesday after the school was named a Lighthouse School by Franklin Covey’s Leader in Me project.

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Orange Elementary Named Lighthouse School

Apr 23, 2015

via WCF Courier

WATERLOO | Orange Elementary has been designated by FranklinCovey as only the second Lighthouse School in Iowa.

FranklinCovey visited Orange last week to confirm Leader in Me has been implemented as a whole school transformational model. It involves academics, leadership and a culture where you can see, hear and feel the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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Communities and Students Benefit From 'Leader in Me'

Apr 21, 2015

via WCF Courier

Over the past five years, the “Leader in Me” program has been spreading across school buildings in the Cedar Valley.

It’s a youth leadership initiative that has been implemented in 17 Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale and Waverly public and parochial schools with the support of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber’s education arm – Leader Valley.

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Mississippi's First Lighthouse School Celebrates Leadership Day

Apr 12, 2015

via The Vicksburg Post

At Bowmar Elementary School, students are learning more than what’s being taught in the textbooks.

Since Bowmar Elementary has become a Leader in Me school, students have learned skills they need to be successful based on Steven Covey’s book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”

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Westgate Elementary Holds 'Leader in Me' Assembly

Apr 9, 2015

via Edmonds Beacon

Westgate Elementary held its annual "Leader In Me” assembly on March 26 to display the effectiveness of the international program “The Leader in Me.”

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Luminous Leaders Host Book Drive

Apr 8, 2015

via The Advocate

Bains Elementary School’s Luminous Leaders comprise fourth- and fifth-grade students who have been interviewed by teachers and peers in order to be accepted onto the team of leaders, said teacher Marilyn Pohlmann.

The team meets weekly to work on personal, school and community goals.

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Filliater Takes Over at Harrison Elementary

Apr 8, 2015

via The Marion Star

MARION – Leah Filliater, a 14-year veteran of Marion City Schools, will return to the district as principal at Benjamin Harrison Elementary School next school year.

Filliater has accepted an offer to return to the school where she successfully implemented the Leader in Me whole-school transformational model. Her employment is pending board approval on April 20.

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Leadership Thrives at Bowling Green Junior High

Apr 5, 2015

via Bowling Green Daily News

The purpose of modern education is not limited to just facilitating students to grow academically. As a matter of fact, there has been a major shift in education, which focuses on molding students into responsible, well-rounded individuals. Bowling Green Junior High School exemplifies this expectation by striving to instill values and essential life skills in its students, specifically concentrating on student leadership.

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North Sashabaw Elementary Teaches Students Self Confidence

Apr 2, 2015

via The Oakland Press

North Sashabaw Elementary in Clarkston held their 2nd annual Leadership Day.

This event empowers students to share with interested guests how “The Leader in Me Process” has positively impacted their learning. Students led the event by putting on a performance, hosting, providing classroom tours and sharing inspirational stories of their journey.

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