FranklinCovey Education to Present Mildred B. Janson Elementary With Leader in Me Legacy School Recognition
Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators, designed to build perseverance and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement. This model equips students, educators, and families with the leadership and life skills needed to thrive, adapt, and contribute in a dynamic world.
Leader in Me is built on the proven and best-selling leadership development content in The 4 Disciplines of Execution and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which are key components. With Leader in Me, students learn to become self-aware, interdependent, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, be considerate of others, communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, live a balanced life, and contribute to society. The model has been implemented in thousands of schools in more than 55 countries.
“Over the last decade, and as only the second school in the world to receive this award,
“Panda has supported Mildred B. Janson Elementary’s journey to becoming a
With 550 students attending, 77 percent of which qualify for free or reduced lunch and 44 percent are second language learners, the mission of the
"I am honored and humbled to be part of a great school family,” said Dr.
Before becoming a
- Lighthouse School Certification has been sustained for a minimum of eight years.
The school exhibits innovation and sustained growth to sustaining levels in the majority of Lighthouse criteria. To see more information about
Lighthouse Schools, visit here.
The school has made and continues to make a distinctive contribution to the Leader in Me community or the education community at large. To see more about the
Legacy Schoolrecognition, visit here.
- The school’s system for student leadership roles is an exemplary student-run comprehensive process, moving from a system of teacher- or student-elections to a system wholly designed and run by students.
- There is a comprehensive application and interview process for their Student Lighthouse Team—students interview other students, interviews are scored, and students sign contracts to signify their commitment, they take pride in their leadership roles and the contribution they are making to improve their school community.
- Students have pioneered in the virtual learning brought by Covid, innovating through creating FlipGrid video lessons around leadership principles for classes. Students regularly learn about the 7 Habits from student-created lessons taught virtually.
- The culture among the staff is one of trusting relationships and a common commitment to the school’s mission. This culture is boosted by thoughtful approaches to collaboration around data and leadership, staff learning, and continuous growth.
- The staff is committed to providing a safe, secure, disciplined and nurturing environment and shares responsibility with students for their academic, social and emotional growth.
- Everyone is recognized as having potential and is given opportunities to learn in different ways.
- The school supports and fosters a culture that is respectful, responsible, and encourages collaborative attitudes toward human diversity.
Mildred B. Janson Elementarywas ranked at the 62nd percentile when compared by Schooldigger.com to other California Elementaryschools.
The school became a
Lighthouse Schoolin April, 2011.
- Since that time, the school has shown steady academic growth, rising to the 83rd percentile in 2019, the last year data is available. (source data here)
The school was recently named
California Distinguished Schoolin 2020 (here).
The Mildred B. Janson Elementarycommunity’s approach to schoolwide goals and goal tracking is exemplified with clarity and alignment. Students know their goals, the progress they have made and will make toward those goals, and how their work impacts the school as a whole.
Leader in Me training includes establishing vision for the school or district, goal setting, personal-accountability systems and is aligned with commonly held best in class educational research, content and best practices. At the core of the Leader in Me model is the belief that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader. The foundation of Leader in Me is its PK-12 framework, the See-Do-Get model, and the Student Leadership Portrait and competencies.
Leader in Me is implemented through an educator professional development model. Teachers and staff learn key concepts and integrate into existing systems. FranklinCovey has robust implementation support to ensure success for individual schools, district-wide, distance learning, and online delivery of content. Coaching supports implementation excellence and sustained achievement across all implementation modalities.
Leader in Me is having a significant, measurable impact on schools all over the world and in the lives of millions of students, parents, teachers, and administrators. To learn more about the impact the model is having, visit http://www.theleaderinme.org/what-is-the-impact/.
Nearly 5,000 public, private, and charter schools across 50 countries have adopted the Leader in Me model, and more than 600 Leader in Me Schools have achieved Lighthouse Certification. All have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of
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