The Leader In Me


The Leader In Me-Taught Pre K- 4 at all the elementary buildings. Teaching students a process that allows them to be leaders, all students may not be leaders of a group, but all students are leaders of their own lives. They are being taught the seven 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, Sharpen the Saw.

At Kean our mission statement is "Read, Lead, Achieve and Succeed by using our Kindess to inspire Greatness and Help Change the World!"  

Here is a list of Leader in Me events that take place at Kean:

  • First 8 Days
  • Leadership Rallies
  • Kean Tally System (Blue Tally = (Individual) I was living the 7 Habits; Gold Tally = (Whole class) Our class was following the 7 Habits; Orange Tally = (Individual) I was not following classroom and/or building expectations and I was not living the 7 Habits; Red Tally = (Individual) I was not following the 7 Habits and was given a discipline referral to follow-up with the school principal.)
  • Kean Student Lighthouse - Our Student Lighthouse Team is comprised of ten KDGN-4th grade students.  These students applied and then went through an interview process to be selected for this year-long leadership role.  Our Student Lighthouse Team works cohesively with our Adult Lighthouse Team to help guide decision-making within our Leader in Me initiative, plan and implement school-wide programs and fundraisers, and lead our various school and district-wide activities.
  • Leadership Notebooks
  • Student WIG (Wildly Important Goal)
  • Leadership Clubs
  • Adult Lighthouse Teams