The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

May 15, 2013

Cowart Elementary School receives honor


The News Courier

— Dr. Jane Knight with the Leader in Me program, Cowart Elementary Principal Kim Moore and retired Cowart Principal Janet Poole unfurled a banner Tuesday, noting Cowart as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

The school became just the 52nd school in the world to receive the Lighthouse School designation.

There are several steps necessary to receive the honor, including the development of a Lighthouse team, leadership model, staff collaboration, student leadership and parental involvement.

The Leader in Me program is based on Stephen R. Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”