Tagged “Leadership”

This School Prepares Students to Excel in the 21st Century

Summit Elementary, Casper, Wyoming

Summit Elementary’s mission is to prepare children to excel and lead in the 21st century. Located in rural WY,  Summit is a Leader in Me Lighthouse School and Ashoka ChangeMaker School, where students play roles in school-wide leadership, classroom leadership, and through teaching leadership skills to their peers. In Summit’s kid counsel, students are fully responsible for running and editing a podcast to provide news, tips about the 7 habits from Leader in Me, as well as informing students about upcoming job applications. A school-wide Leadership Day invites the whole district and community residents are to learn about the 7 habits for themselves and for students. Additionally, they use a shared leadership model and have multi-age expeditions.

Schoolwide Philosophy Creates a Collaborative Environment

Lima Primary School, Lima, N.Y.
 

Lima Primary is committed to advocating for the total well-being of their students. A schoolwide philosophy of students being at the forefront of decisions, collaboration, continuous reflection, and interest in lifelong learning guides the School Improvement Team at the school. A wellness focus for all members of the school family; an active, year-long garden; student learning experiences; and an inquiry-based, balanced literacy program are just a few ways faculty, parents, and kids work together to fulfill the school’s philosophy. School Leader's core values guide others in the community by embedding whole-child tenets in the daily programs provided to students.
 

New Leadership Revives Storm Devasted School

Lafayette Academy Charter School, New Orleans, L.A.
 

Established as a public charter school in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans community it serves, the true rebirth of this preK–7 school of 800 occurred in 2007 with the appointment of a new head of school. Since then, the student body, which is nearly 100 percent economically disadvantaged, has been the beneficiary of a shared leadership model, intensive staff development, strengthened community connections, and equal access to rigorous coursework. The results are an impressive upward trend from the disappointing 33 percent passing rate on the required 4th grade state tests in 2006 to a 100 percent passing rate in 2010 and 2011, earning the state’s top designation as a Center of Excellence. 

School Leadership and Collaboration Drives Student Success

Youngsville Elementary/Middle School, Youngsville, P.A.
 

Youngsville Elementary/Middle School was recognized as one of Pennsylvania's Schools to Watch. The school was chosen for its outstanding school leadership and collaboration among its students and staff. Youngsville is a positive learning environment where eveyone'e enthusiastic attitudes drive success.
 

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