The Leader in Me

Lehigh Valley Announces Leadership Days in Greater Lehigh Valley Schools

Students showcase their leadership skills, staff share their successes, and the leadership philosophy of their schools.
leader in meAllentown, Pa. – May 19, 2016 – The Leader in Me Lehigh Valley announces Leadership Days in the Allentown, Bangor, Bethlehem,Easton and Salisbury Area Schools. Leadership Day events are held by those elementary schools going through The Leader in Me process. These schools open their doors to the community  and let others see the amazing transformation that takes place within their building for staff and students alike. Students showcase their leadership skills, staff share their successes, and the leadership philosophy driving the culture of the school is tangibly “seen and felt.”
May 20, 2016:
Fountain Hill Elementary, Bethlehem School District
Governor Wolf Elementary, Bethlehem School District
Harry S. Truman Elementary, Salisbury Township School
Roosevelt Elementary, Allentown School District
May 23, 2016:
Freemansburg Elementary, Bethlehem School District
May 27, 2017:
DeFranco Elementary, Bangor Area School District
Clearview Elementary, Bethlehem School District
May 31, 2016:
Forks Elementary School, Easton Area School District
June 3, 2016:
Sheridan Elementary, Allentown School District
First introduced in 2011 to the Lincoln and Governor Wolf Elementary Schools in Bethlehem, The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation process currently reaching over 8,600 students in 18 elementary schools and one middle school in the Greater LehighValley. “The Leader in Me has had a transformative impact in our elementary school,” said Eric J. Smith, Principal at Spring Garden Elementary School, Bethlehem. “We have seen a great impact on the staff, as they rediscover their true voice in education and empower other adults and children to find their voices. It is clear that our progress is directly related to our implementation of The Leader in Me.”
The Leader in Me process starts from a powerful premise—that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader, which shapes the views of staff to value and develop the whole child.  It presents a holistic, schoolwide experience for staff, students, and parents, and creates a common language and culture within the school. The leadership principles and lessons are not taught as a curriculum, but instead are incorporated into coursework, traditions, systems, and culture.

Mission of Leader Lehigh Valley

To bring programs to the classrooms in the Greater Lehigh Valley Region that create a culture of student empowerment, personal responsibility and accountability.  These programs bring 21st Century leadership skills vital to developing responsibility, initiative; goal setting and time management; empathic listening and conflict resolution; teamwork, respect, and appreciating differences; and life balance with continuous learning and health/emotional wellness.