We talk about what students experience at home and in the community; they bring that to school. Leader in Me for us has been something that we had at school that they can take home. We’re finding that students are taking the language of the 7 Habits to their parents, and to their churches, and to their organizations and teams, and that is creating a change that I was not anticipating.
Dr. Curtis L. Jones Jr.
2019 National Superintendent of the Year
Bibb County School District
— Central Elementary
— Mariposa Elementary
— Live Oak Learning Center
— Solana Pacific Elementary
With origins dating back to the late 90’s, Leader in Me was launched in 2008 as a solution to drive results in leadership, culture, and academics. In 2018, it was evaluated by
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and met their requirements to be listed as a SELect Program – an important designation for many of our education clients. Leader in Me also aligns with Character Education, 21st Century Skills, Whole Child Development, and other various student development paradigms. Leader in Me supports staff and students as they:
Leader in Me teaches foundational principles and skills that are widely accepted as essential to personal leadership such as responsibility, vision, time management, communication, collaboration, relationship building, and wellness, in order to serve all students in all communities.
Student goal setting and tracking progress is a powerful way to empower student progress and celebrate success. Giving students leadership roles makes them come alive! Seeing them take such responsibility is empowering and brings tears to my eyes. Having a common language of the 7 Habits really brings our entire school together. I just love everything about Leader in Me.
— Gammon Elementary
Learn how Mattoon has used the highly effective practices and paradigms to drive achievement, excitement, and student-led learning for students at every age. Their focus on making learning a joyful experience and leadership a contribution each of us can make is driving results throughout their classrooms and community.
Leader In Me has shifted the culture of our students, teachers and parents. Students are engaged and focused on their “end in mind” which accelerates achievement, and decreases incidences of off task behaviors. The coaching model has opened up the opportunity for ongoing, continuous professional development in our “real time” setting. It has been a meaningful learning experience for our faculty and staff that has bonded us.
— Michael C. Riley Elementary
It has caused a culture change for my school. Teacher moral is up, student behavioral referrals are down, my teachers are finding ways to be proactive in their actions and deeds, and my students have found their voice.
— Ka’a’awa Elementary School
Leader in Me has had a tremendous impact on my staff, students and families. It has improved our school culture, boosted moral, reduced behavior concerns and increased student engagement and personal ownership of the school. Parents have also shared they have seen a difference in the students and their children are using the 7 Habits language at home.
— Mariposa Elementary
The biggest outcome is the rise in student advocacy and leadership. Students are creating initiatives and recognizing leadership in their peers. We are fortunate to help our students own their education and development with Leader in Me!
— Trevor Thomas, Ed.D., Superintendent, Heath City Schools
The process is very focused and inclusive of all aspects needed to develop well rounded individuals. It allows for depth with leadership, culture, and academics.
— Alexander Elementary
When we do it right, it greatly empowers students to grow and gain confidence. I’ve seen students who are prone to be negative and pessimistic become proactive, thoughtful and positively motivated.
— Woods Cross Elementary
— Blue Ridge Elementary
— Argillite Elementary
— Slavens School
— Bonners Springs
Prior to Leader in Me our culture was one that waited for direction. Now we have a community that is empowered where decisions, conversations, and leadership is our mission.
— Woodfill Elementary
What I love about Leader in Me is that it’s not really a program but a way of life that promotes important life skills that all kids need. Furthermore, Leader in Me not only builds a positive environment for your students but for the staff as well.
— Kathryn Winn Primary School