Leader in Me has been approved as a TEA Vetted Improvement Program (VIP)!

Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators, designed to build leadership and life skills in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement.

What does this mean?

Vetted Improvement Programs (VIP) support school improvement in areas aligned to the Texas Education Agency’s Effective Schools Framework. The directory supports Local Education Agencies in their selection of high-quality contracted services which are aligned with critical actions within the ESF.

Leader in Me was selected by TEA as a VIP as it met the necessary criteria to be designated as a capacity builder for districts and schools which are identified for Comprehensive Support as aligned to ESF Essential Actions, in the following areas:

Strong School Leadership and Planning

Effective campus instructional leaders with clear roles and responsibilities develop, implement, and monitor focused improvement plans that address the causes of low performance.

Essential Action 1.1: Developing campus instructional leaders (principal, assistant principal, teacher leaders, and counselors) with clear roles and responsibilities, which includes assisting districts and schools with:

  • Campus instructional leaders have clear, written, and transparent roles and responsibilities, and core leadership tasks are scheduled on weekly calendars (observations, debriefs, team meetings).
  • Performance expectations are clear, written, measurable, and match the job responsibilities.
  • Campus instructional leaders use consistent, written protocols and processes to lead their department, grade-level teams, or other areas of responsibility.
  • Campus instructional leaders meet on a weekly basis to focus on student progress and formative data.
  • Principal improves campus leaders through regularly scheduled, job-embedded professional development consistent with best practices for adult learning, deliberate modeling, and observation and feedback cycles.

Positive School Culture

Positive school culture requires compelling and aligned vision, mission, goals and values, explicit behavioral expectations and management system, proactive and responsive student support services, and involved families and community.

Essential Action 3.1: Compelling and aligned vision, mission, goals, values focused on a safe environment and high expectations, which includes assisting districts and schools with:

  • Stakeholders are engaged in creating and continually refining the campus’ mission, vision, and values.
  • Campus practices and policies demonstrate high expectations and shared ownership for student success, with a drive towards college and career readiness and postsecondary success.
  • Staff members share a common understanding of the mission, vision, and values in practice and can explain how they are present in the daily life of the school.
  • Regular campus climate surveys assess and measure progress on student and staff experiences.

Complete the form to schedule a meeting with our Texas FranklinCovey Education team and we’ll send you a FREE copy of the brand new book The 4 Disciplines of Execution for Educators.  Let’s talk about how we can support your school and district goals!


*For school and district administrators only, one (1) copy per administrator.

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Please complete the form below to schedule a meeting with one of our Texas FranklinCovey Education team member, and we’ll send you a free copy of The 4 Disciplines of Execution for Educators!


*For school and district administrators located in Texas only, one (1) copy per administrator. 

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