Ridge Named “Leader in Me” Lighthouse School

Ridge Elementary School Designated “Leader in Me” Lighthouse School
Posted on 07/11/2018
Ridge Elementary School Designated “Leader in Me” Lighthouse SchoolRidge Elementary School is proud to announce that they have been certified a "Leader in Me" Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education.

This recognition is evidence that the school has produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing the Leader in Me process with fidelity and excellence. It is also because of the extraordinary impact the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community. Ridge is one of only three schools on Long Island to receive this prestigious designation. 
The Leader in Me initiative was launched nearly a decade ago and provides students and educators with resources and lesson plans focused on themes such as communication, respect, social-emotional learning, leadership, relationship building and critical thinking. The Lighthouse School designation is a significant benchmark in the initiative and the certification typically occurs three to five years after schools begin the process. 

“Our students, staff and families are truly proud to be recognized with this honor,” said Principal Janine Rozycki.  “Our journey to become a Lighthouse School has been about building student leadership and ownership in our school and learning. Students have a voice in school decisions, active parent support through participation in the parent lighthouse team, and staff collaboration has developed a culture where leadership is our focus.”

The Lighthouse Certification is a highly-regarded standard set by FranklinCovey Education that is attainable by every Leader in Me school. As it is a significant benchmark, applying for this certification typically occurs three to five years after a school begins the Leader in Me process.

Sean Covey, President, FranklinCovey Education, said, “We are thrilled to recognize Ridge as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Schools who achieve this Lighthouse Certification are great examples of a strong leadership model and process, and of what it means to be a Leader in Me school. This school has 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.” 

Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process, developed in partnership with educators, that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life.
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