TEXARKANA — Two elementary schools in Texarkana ISD (TISD) have been certified and named as 2020 Leader in Me Lighthouse Schools by FranklinCovey Education.
The recognition is considered to be evidence that schools have produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing the Leader in Me process. Additionally, the certification and naming comes due to the impact the schools are having on staff, students, parents, and the community at large.
“We are thrilled to recognize Morriss Elementary and Spring Lake Park Elementary as Leader in Me Lighthouse Schools,” Sean Covey, president, FranklinCovey Education, said. “Schools who achieve this Lighthouse Certification are great examples of a strong leadership model and process, and what it means to be a Leader in Me school. Both schools have experienced transformational results by implementing the principles and practices related to Leader in Me. And, we are so pleased and honored to celebrate the success they are experiencing.”
Only 64 schools in Texas and 607 across the nation have achieved the Lighthouse certification. Since the initiative’s launch over 10 years ago, there are approximately 5,000 public, private, and charter schools across 50 countries that have adopted the Leader in Me process.
Spring Lake Park Elementary was the 57th school in Texas to receive the status, while Morriss Elementary is the 64th.
Starting in the 2020-21 school year, all TISD campuses are Leader in Me schools, which makes TISD a Leader in Me district.
Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process-developed in partnership with educators, and it empowers students with the social, emotional, and leadership skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century. The program helps students to be more self-reliant and show initiative while also planning goals and setting proper priorities. Other benefits from the program include learning how to manage emotions and be considerate of others, along with conflict management.