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Crossroads awarded grant to begin Leader in Me

Jun 21, 2016

The Pioneer News

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY – Crossroads Elementary School was selected from hundreds of schools across the country to receive a $47,684 grant to implement The Leader in Me, FranklinCovey’s whole-school transformation process for teaching 21st century leadership principles and skills to K-12 students. School Principal Julie Skeens said, “We are thrilled...Our education team is committed to teach and inspire every child in our school to become a leader.”

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New Haven site-based council OKs Payton as the school’s new principal

Jun 20, 2016

Nelson County Gazette

COX CREEK, KY – The new principal, Kevin Payton, at New Haven Elementary is anxious to continue the development of leaders in his school. Encouraged by the success of The Leader in Me process last year, he hopes to help the school achieve its Lighthouse status. “I do intend to get the community and teachers more involved in leadership roles, and forming the direction the school is going to go,” Payton said.

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Holly Middle School bursting with leaders

Jun 17, 2016

TC Times

HOLLY, MI – Holly Middle School recently received Lighthouse certification, a feat only done by one other middle school. Read how Holly Middle is applying the practices from The Leader in Me to their school.

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Poupard hosts first leadership day

Jun 16, 2016

Gross Pointe News

HARPER WOODS, MI – Poupard Elementary hosted their very first leadership day to great praise. Students, staff and parents were impressed by skills being learned through Poupard’s implementation of The Leader in Me. Poupard has launched several team and programs that are giving the students a prime opportunity to lead.

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Hoover achieves big Leader in Me designation

Jun 14, 2016

The Courier

WATERLOO, IA – Hoover Middle School received its Lighthouse School certification, making it the fifth middle school in the world to achieve such a designation. “We are so proud of the work our students and staff have made to transform the academics, culture and leadership at Hoover Middle School,” said principal Mike Fisher.

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Operation Empathy makes good on promise to deliver

Jun 14, 2016

Hometown Life

NOVI, MI – In a follow up to a story you can read here, students at Orchard Hills Elementary were able to complete their Operation Empathy initiative. Inspired by The Leader in Me process, students worked to serve those who serve us, members of our military. Students and staff teamed with 25 retired and active duty military members to put together care packages for troops overseas.

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Presidents Elementary students learn to find the ‘Leader In Me’

Jun 13, 2016

The Arlington Times

ARLINGTON, WA – Students at Presidents Elementary are connecting their art work and self-understanding with The Leader in Me process. Read how students are leading the way when it comes to understanding themselves and others around them.

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MacArthur Elementary honored by state for 'Making it Happen'

Jun 13, 2016

Chicago Tribune

CEDAR LAKE, IN – MacArthur Elementary School was recognized by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Indiana Department of Education for their “Making it Happen” program. Using methods from The Leader in Me process, MacArthur organized LEAD Teams consisting of students from every grade. These teams encourage students to work in teams and develop relationships between the different grade levels.

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Tradewind Elementary students receive 'Lighthouse' honor

Jun 9, 2016

ABC 7

AMARILLO, TX – Tradewind Elementary in Amarillo, Texas has made great strides in their implementation of The Leader in Me process. They recently received their Lighthouse certification and the local news was there to capture the moment.

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Opinion: Thank you, Kathy Egmont, for your leadership and inspiration

Jun 6, 2016

Lowell Sun

LOWELL, MA – This “thank you” editorial tells the story of how one principals vision, in conjunction with The Leader in Me, helped transform a failing school and positively impact the staff, students and citizens of Lowell, Massachusetts, making Lowell Community Charter Public School a beacon to other schools in the area.

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Grant will help school in CG create future leaders

Jun 6, 2016

TriValley Central

CASA GRANDE, AZ – Ironwood Elementary School is teaching more than just sharing, responsibility and raising their hands in class. Its focus, according to Brook Sachak, is to teach students more useful 21st century skills that can shape them into global leaders.

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Community supports Leader in Me program at Catawba County Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools

Jun 3, 2016

Hickory Record

HICKORY, NC – Teachers, parents and administrators in the Catawba County are impressed with the social emotional learning that is happening at The Leader in Me schools in their community. They are supportive of extending the process into more schools. “It’s not going to change a group of kids. It’s going to change every single student and faculty member and family member that’s connected to it,” Lake Hickory Rotary Club President-elect Peter Nelson said. “It might not be over night but over time it will do that.”

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2 Twin Falls Schools to Adopt 'The Leader in Me'

Jun 2, 2016

Magic Valley News

TWIN FALLS, ID – Teacher training for The Leader in Me process has begun in Twin Falls this week for Lincoln and I.B. Elementary schools. They decided to adopt the process after the student engagement changed dramatically for the better at Harrison Elementary, another Twin Falls elementary school which was already a Leader in Me school. When students return in August, “they’ll see a lot of difference in our school,” Lincoln Elementary principal Beth Olmstead said.

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Sunnyvale Schools: Bishop students learn to unleash the leaders within themselves

Jun 2, 2016

The San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, CA – Bishop elementary principal, Suzanne Cicala heard about The Leader in Me book and began visiting schools that adopted the process. She was impressed by what she saw and decided to implement the process at Bishop. Read how the staff and students have adopted the process and how it’s helping to shape the school.

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Sugarloaf one of five NC schools to win national honor

May 30, 2016

Hendersonville Lightning

HENDERSONVILLE, NC – Sugarloaf Elementary School is now a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, successfully implementing the process for a holistic, schoolwide experience for staff, students, and parents, that’s created a common language and culture within the school. “We are honored to become a Leader in Me Lighthouse School," said Sugarloaf principal Peggy Marshall, Henderson County's 2015 principal of the year. "As a school, we have seen amazing results from implementing The Leader in Me process.”

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Finding The Leader in Me

May 24, 2016

Herald Palladium

STEVENSVILLE, MI – Students are having a blast at Hollywood Elementary School’s The Leader in Me Garden Club. It’s one of the many activities that Principal Natalie Macerata believes are replacing “the traditional mindset of adults doing everything.” This has boosted student motivation. “Every child has genius,” she said. “It’s truly about finding their potential and tapping into it.”

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Student leaders brighten Unioto Middle School

May 22, 2016

Chillicothe Gazette

CHILLOCOTHE, OH - The Chillicothe City Schools became the first district-wide Leader in Me school in Ohio two years ago. Letting students have a say, encouraging student voice and engagement are the focal points of this holistic education.

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Mark Twain Elementary gains Lighthouse School status, second school in district to do so

May 20, 2016

Hannibal Courier-Post

HANNIBAL, MO –Students and staff at Mark Twain Elementary School all celebrated their school achieving Lighthouse certification. Read how the students and staff have worked for nearly five years to study and implement The Leader in Me process to reach this milestone.

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Leader in Me culture continues at Peck

May 18, 2016

C&G Newspapers

WARREN/CENTER LINE, MI – Read how the staff at Peck Elementary has made The Leader in Me work for every student in their school and how the students led Peck’s recent end-of-the-year concert.

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Lincoln Elementary recognized as School of Character

May 17, 2016

Salina Journal

CLAY CENTER, KS – Leader in Me school Lincoln Elementary was one of three schools recognized in Kansas for being a School of Character. Even more notably, it was recognized as a National School of Character too. Read how The Leader in Me process is helping to shape the culture inside Lincoln Elementary.

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