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Shreve Elementary Achieves Lighthouse Status

On May 29th, 2019 Shreve Elementary School was notified that they have been designated as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. The Lighthouse Certification is a highly-regarded standard set by Franklin Covey. Shreve becomes just the 11th school in the state of Ohio, and the first in the tri-county area, to achieve this prestigious honor. Shreve also joins schools in Brazil, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Thailand as the 490th Leader in Me Lighthouse School in the world. Administration, staff, and students went through a rigorous certification process conducted by Franklin Covey reviewers and coaches in order to attain this significant benchmark.


According to the website,, the certification is evidence that schools have produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing the process with fidelity and excellence. It is also because of the extraordinary impact that the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community.


In order to earn Lighthouse certification, schools must meet the following criteria:

  • The principal, school administration and staff engage in ongoing learning and develop as leaders, while championing leadership for the school.

  • Leadership principles are effectively taught to all students through direct lessons, integrated approaches, and staff modeling. Students are able to think critically about and apply leadership principles.

  • Families and the school partner together in learning about the 7 Habits and leadership principles through effective communication and mutual respect.

  • The school community is able to see leadership in the physical environment, hear leadership through the common language of the 7 Habits, and feel leadership through a culture of caring, relationships, and affirmation.

  • Leadership is shared with students through a variety of leadership roles and student voice leads to innovations within the school.

  • Schoolwide, classroom, family and community leadership events provide authentic environments to celebrate leadership, build culture, and allow students to practice leadership skills.

  • The school utilizes The 4 Disciplines of Execution process to identify and track progress toward the high priority goals of the school, classroom, and staff members.

  • Students lead their own learning with the skills to assess their needs, set appropriate goals, and carry out action plans. They track progress toward goals in Leadership Notebooks and share these notebooks with adults in student-led conferences.

  • Teacher planning and reflection, trusting relationships, and student-led learning combine to create environments for highly engaged learning.

Congratulations to the staff and students of Shreve on being named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School!