LeGore Elementary Named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School

LeGore Elementary has been named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School for its excellence in applying "The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People” leadership program to inspire student success and college readiness.

The school is the third campus in El Monte City School District and one of about 300 schools in the world to receive the two-year certification.

“It’s an incredible to be recognized for our work over the last four years to share the Leader in Me program with our staff, our students and our families,” Principal Adriana Garcia said. “It’s nothing short of amazing to see how our students embrace and apply these skills to prepare for the challenges ahead.”

Leader In Me adapts lessons from Stephen R. Covey’s landmark book to promote achievement and develop well-rounded learners and life-ready leaders. The program, active in multiple countries, includes training for teachers, staff and family to strengthen student academic outcomes and social-emotional growth.

“Leader in Me is a transformative program that helps our students discover new confidence as they grow in their academic and personal strengths,” Superintendent Dr. Maribel Garcia said. “I’m very proud of how our Le Gore team and community have embraced the values taught by this program.”

LeGore was the first school in El Monte City School District to adopt the Leader in Me program in 2016-17. A year later, the program was launched across the District.

Leader in Me representatives reviewed LeGore’s academic improvements, demonstrated by soaring scores on state standardized tests and its designation as a 2020 California Distinguished School, as well as the culture of kindness that has taken root on campus.