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  1. How Leader in Me Transformed Our School Cumberland County Elementary School

  2. Who We Are… • Small, rural elementary school • One elementary, one middle and one high school • 75-80% of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch • Our building is over 50 years old • Very little diversity • Two main employers in our community is the hospital and school system • 37 certified staff / 23 classified • 450 of the best kids in the world!

  3. Where we started in the fall of 2013… • New principal and assistant principal hired in July 2013 • Overall accountability score was 49.4 • Ranked at the 11th percentile • Needs improvement classification • According to the spring 2013 TELL survey, CCES scored 20-30 percentage points below other Kentucky schools • EVERYONE WAS READY FOR CHANGE!

  4. Where we are now… • Overall accountability score is 67.9 • Ranked at the 73rd percentile • Proficient/Progressing classification • According to the spring 2015 TELL survey, CCES increased in all areas and rose above the state average in several areas

  5. What happened? LEADER IN ME Making the decision: • All teachers visited a school implementing LIM • Team of teachers attended the symposium • All staff participated in The Leader in Me Book Study • 100% voted to implement LIM

  6. Path to Improvement

  7. Path to Improvement

  8. Leadership Where are we now? • By expanding our leadership to staff, students and families we knew we could change the vision and the future of CCES. • Leadership is an ongoing learning experience • Students • Staff • Families

  9. Leadership Staff • Living the 7 Habits • We must fully understand the 7 Habits ourselves before we can teach them to our students. • Monthly boosters • Reconnect to our vision

  10. Leadership Staff • Reaching out to others who are part of our school family.

  11. Leadership Staff Special Treats …

  12. Leadership What do we do when the daily pressures of being a teacher become overwhelming? https://edpuzzle.com/media/564ba05f0b6df2d75c031878

  13. Leadership We persevere, remind ourselves of our vision and remember that our students are our motivation!!

  14. Leadership Staff Sharpening the Saw

  15. Leadership How do we keep our Leader in Me student learning ongoing? • Empowering students • School-wide jobs offer students leadership roles • Morning Assembly • Student led

  16. Leadership Student-Led Morning Assembly

  17. Leadership Student Lighthouse Team • Golden Shoe • Silver Spoon

  18. Leadership Keeping students engaged… • Direct lessons that teach the 7 Habits • Purposefully embed Leader in Me language into activities, curriculum and daily procedures. • Consistently model building positive relationships

  19. Leadership You can’t have all work and NO play… • Sharpen the Saw Friday • Allows students to unleash their full potential.

  20. Leadership Students Sharpening the Saw

  21. Leadership Students Sharpening the Saw with Community Service Projects

  22. Leadership • How do we stay connected with families? • Family Learning Night- connects families to student academics • 7 Habits magnets were given out to expose parents to the 7 Habits • Sharpen the Saw family painting class

  23. Leadership • iFamily • Focus – to connect with 1st grade families and help parents to get involved • Family meal • Dads attended 24/7 Dads • Moms attended 7 Habits for Families • Kids would participate in a hands-on activity that correlated with the focus habit of the night. • Family Game Time

  24. Leadership • iFamily • Focus – to connect with 1st grade families and help parents to get involved • Family meal • Dads attended 24/7 Dads • Moms attended 7 Habits for Families • Kids would participate in a hands-on activity that correlated with the focus habit of the night. • Family Game Time

  25. Leadership Reflecting on iFamily Project • A new tradition at CCES • Considering other ways we can connect to families through future projects.

  26. Leadership • How did we get our community involved? • Leader in Me Day • Focus: Inviting community and parents so they can witness firsthand what we are doing with the Leader in Me at CCES. • Personally delivered invitations to community and parents • Huge success!

  27. Academics

  28. Academics Scoreboard- PAS Data

  29. Academics Weekly Lexia Usage

  30. Academics School Wide W.I.G.

  31. Academics Attendance

  32. Academics Grade Level W.I.G.

  33. Academics

  34. Academics

  35. Academics

  36. Academics

  37. Academics Leadership Notebooks

  38. Culture Physical Environment • Leadership Quotes throughout school (Each grade level and department contributes)

  39. Culture

  40. Culture

  41. Culture

  42. Culture Physical Environment • Leadership Quotes throughout school (Each grade level and department contributes) • Bathroom Project

  43. Culture

  44. Culture

  45. Culture • Outside projects – Community Service Day • Spring Carnival to raise money to update our gymnasium • Art grants focusing on leadership

  46. Culture • School-wide Leadership Roles Morning Announcement Leaders Lost and Found Leaders Library Leaders Office Leaders Hall Patrol Leaders Recycling Leaders Cafeteria Leaders Greeters Song Leaders

  47. Culture • Common Language • Leadership in all forms of media

  48. What was the game changer for us? Shared Leadership

  49. Contact us… www.cumberland.kyschools.us -Cumberland County Elementary School -Leader in Me Kirk.biggerstaff@cumberland.kyschools.us Lisa.perdue@cumberland.kyschools.us Andrea.parson@cumberland.kyschools.us Stephanie.riddle@cumberland.kyschools.us