Leader In Me
Eugene Field Elementary is proud to be a Lighthouse Leader In Me School!
As a Leader in Me School, students discover and practice a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me schools receive national recognition for their emphasis on developing leadership in young children.
Incorporating The Leader in Me practices within our school’s environment and curriculum will help students become even more ready to succeed in the 21st Century, with critical skills and characteristics such as: trustworthiness, a strong work ethic, motivation, problem-solving skills, goal setting, effective interpersonal skills, a sense of teamwork, academic achievement and valuing diversity in a global market.
In May of 2016, Eugene Field was named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by Franklin Covey Co! The Lighthouse status designation means that the school has successfully passed a Lighthouse review by Franklin Covey and has demonstrated effective results in the implementation of The Leader in Me model. “The Lighthouse designation is proof of the extraordinary impact the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community,” said Sean Covey, Education Practice Leader at Franklin Covey.
Eugene Field Principal Dennis Weiss has seen a positive change in the school since The Leader in Me was implemented in 2012. “It really gives the kids a solid foundation not only how to organize and plan schoolwork, but also gives them a sense of how they relate to the community.”
There are over 3,000 Leader in Me schools across the globe and less than 225 of them are Lighthouse schools. Eugene Field is now 1 of 2 schools in Illinois (as of 2016) to achieve the recognition. “This is a huge honor for the school, community and our school district. We could not have accomplished this feat without the dedicated staff at Eugene Field, our students, parents and community supporters.”