Leader in Me symposium attendees wowed by area students

Jan 21, 2017

The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg, MS – Beechwood Elementary is a prime example of a body of staff and students who have embraced the idea that everybody can be a leader. Recently, students demonstrated their leadership skills to several out of town educators who visited Vicksburg to learn about The Leader in Me process and how it works. One teacher from Arkansas commented, “It’s phenomenal. We don’t have this stuff where we’re at, and we’re excited to be able to take this home with us.”

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LEARNING LEADERSHIP: OES students dance, sing

Jan 21, 2017


OPP CITY, AL ­– The school board in Opp City found the investment in The Leader in Me paid off. After implementing The Leader in Me process throughout several of their schools they are now seeing the results. Many of the students expressed how the habits have changed them, what habit they found most useful, and how they applied it to their studies.

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Dover Hosts Two ‘Distingushed’ Schools

Jan 17, 2017

Dover Post

DOVER, DE ­– Booker T. Washington Elementary School has undergone a tremendous transformation since 2012. Once designated as a “focus school” Booker T. Washington Elementary was recently named a Title I Distinguished school. Superintendent Kevin Fitzgerald attributes this turnaround to The Leader in Me and to the students taking responsibility for their test scores and grades and being proactive in their decision making.

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Students, faculty showcase Leader In Me programs at Redwood Elementary

Jan 14, 2017

The Vicksburg Post

VICKSBURG, MS ­– Students at Redwood Elementary in Vicksburg hosted parents and various community dignitaries during their recent Leadership Event. With the principles from The Leader in Me, students were prepared to lead 45-minute school tours and demonstrate the valuable leadership skills they are learning.

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School choice popular in Beaufort Co, limits coming next year

Jan 13, 2017


BEAUFORD, SC ­– Using The Leader in Me, Students at Coosa Elementary in Beaufort, South Carolina are highly engaged in setting priorities, establishing and accomplishing goals, and problem solving.  In some cases, students have left other schools where they’ve struggled to immerse themselves in the leadership culture of Coosa and thrive.

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Big Read sidebar: Student programme teaches that every child can be a leader

Jan 10, 2017

The Star

Kenya Many Kenyan educators believe there hasn’t been enough of an emphasis on developing leaders and preparing their students for the world that lay ahead of them. This is why many Kenyan schools have been embracing The Leader in Me process. Because of the process, many Kenyan educators believe their students are now not only prepared in academics, but are receiving a necessary training such as working in groups, goal setting, and listening, to name a few.

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Learning today, leading tomorrow

Jan 9, 2017

The Register

BECKLEY, WV – Alicia Lett, an elementary school principal, believes that no matter how chaotic the world is, every student has the right to live their dream, but she wasn’t sure how to instill this hope within her students. That’s when she turned to The Leader in Me. After implementing the process in her school, she noticed her students react to situations in effective ways and handle situations with greater maturity.

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Galion Schools celebrate success entering holiday break

Dec 22, 2016

The Richland Source

GALION, OH – Galion City School district has seen many accomplishments this past year. One of which comes from one intermediate school in their district who said they have seen a distinct difference since implementing The Leader in Me process. They say because of the process, students are recognizing the good they do when serving others and the positive feeling they get when providing service.

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Parker earns Distinguished Principal honor

Dec 21, 2016

Call Newspapers

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.

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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.

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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.

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Middletown students 'pull off' Wreaths Across America welcome

Dec 15, 2016

Delaware Online

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Culture of thinking, leadership yield rewards

Dec 13, 2016

Hometown Life

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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