Caverna Elementary was all smiles Thursday as it was announced that the school has reached “lighthouse” status.
Nearly four years ago, Caverna Elementary started ‘Leader In Me’. The program is a whole school transformation process and teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students. It also creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.
Superintendent Corneilus Faulkner says not only is this program good for the students and the district, but the community as well:
Judge Micheal Hale spoke to the group on Thursday about the importance of leadership. Judge Hale asked two students to come to the front. He introduced himself to each student and reached out to shake their hand, noting the importance of a firm handshake. Hale told the group that you only have one chance to make a first impression:
Internationally, Caverna Elementary makes the 315th school to reach this status. ‘Leader In Me’ focuses on the “7 Habits”: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen The Saw.