Preparing all students for a future beyond the classroom.

Leadership is more than a position or title. When we believe that everyone possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader, we can help students develop mindsets, behaviors, and skills to succeed both in school and beyond.

Why is leadership foundational?

Employers report that essential skills such as self-awareness, self-management, and responsible decision-making are foundational skills. They also report these skills are often the most difficult to find in potential job candidates.

The support you need to prepare lifelong leaders.

When schools nurture student leadership competencies that improve personal and interpersonal effectiveness, students are empowered to lead others and themselves to become the next generation of change makers and problem solvers.


Mattoon Community Unit School District #2

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.

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Leadership Research

Leader in Me works to build the personal and professional capacity of the entire school staff so that they are equipped to be leadership role models for students. The following studies cite the ways in which Leader in Me positively impacts the well-being of faculty and staff.

What Educators Are Saying

“My whole teaching philosophy has shifted by learning the paradigms that everyone has genius. I now have the idea that every one of the kids has the capacity to learn and achieve greatness. It’s our job as their teacher to give them the tools. And Leader in Me really provides those tools for all students…and helps them grow in their independence.”

—Paul Dibbled, West Side Elementary

Leader in Me helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.”

—Principal, Leader in Me School

“It struck me just how that leadership was instilled in our students every day. From the way they carried themselves in their classes to the way they tracked and held each other accountable for their progress and just had joy in the work that we did and do every day. It’s a huge thing to see that kind of impact in students.”

—Darrell Edmonds, Principal, Hendricks Elementary

Explore Our Evidence-Based Solutions

We offer a range of solutions designed to meet the unique needs of your school and district.

District Administrators

Designed to help you achieve state, district, and school priorities. Partner with a FranklinCovey coach to develop and maintain intentional focus on targeted results through an Alignment Plan, utilizing the principles and practices of Leader in Me.

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Elementary Educators

Leader in Me is a PK–12 evidence-based model focused on leadership, culture, and academics that equips students, educators, and families with the leadership and life skills needed to thrive in a dynamic world.

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Secondary Educators

Students and staff work together to develop essential leadership competencies for postsecondary readiness, increase engagement and school belonging, create high-trust school cultures through authentic relationships, and achieve breakthrough results on their important goals.

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