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Posted on: February 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School achieves Lighthouse Status


Mitchell-Neilson School has been named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by Franklin Covey Co. This recognition comes because the school has achieved outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing The Leader in Me process with fidelity. It is also because of the extraordinary impact the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community.

Robin Newell, principal of Mitchell-Neilson said, “We are honored to become a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. We have seen amazing results from implementing Leader in Me at our school. It’s even more impressive when you find out that only about 10% of schools receive this designation from Franklin Covey.”

Mitchell-Neilson is a pre-k through sixth grade elementary school with 748 students currently enrolled. Mitchell-Neilson has two campuses and houses the Little Sprouts daycare program for MCS employees. The Leader in Me was introduced at Mitchell-Neilson at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

Sean Covey, Education Practice Leader, Franklin Covey, said, “We are thrilled to recognize Mitchell-Neilson as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. This school has experienced transformational results by implementing the principles and practices related to The Leader in Me. We are so pleased to celebrate the success they are experiencing.”

The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. It is based on secular principles and practices of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness. The Leader in Me is not an event and it's not a curriculum. It is an integrated approach to leadership development that will help the school fulfill its mission to help students develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to achieve their highest potential and to be productive members of an ever-changing society.

“Leader in Me emphasizes the whole child in the most positive way. It opens the teachers and the students to a new level of possibilities. Plus, it has its own vocabulary of success,” says Newell.

Becoming a Lighthouse School is a recognition schools earn because they have produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing The Leader in Me with fidelity. Only around 300 schools have achieved this prestigious milestone worldwide.

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