A Leader in Me School

A Leader in Me School

The Leader in Me


Welcome to Lopez Elementary, Northern Colorado’s first Lighthouse Leader In Me School. There are over 400 Leader in Me schools globally including schools from the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Hungary, and the Philippines. They are all committed to the cause of helping students develop the leadership and academic skills they need to survive and thrive in the 21st century. Our goal is no different. We reached Leader in Me Lighthouse status in the spring of 2014, this means we shine our light for leadership as an example for other Leader in Me schools. We ask parents to collaborate with administration and staff on the Lighthouse Committee.  Please contact us to join!

leadership culture actively engages students in their own learning; even the youngest students set goals and track progress. All students become active participants in the direction of the school and many of the decisions that are made. The 7 Habits are the foundation of the leadership culture.

Habit 1 - Be Proactive - You're in Charge

Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind - Have a Plan

Habit 3 - Put First Things First - Work First, Then Play

Habit 4 - Think Win-Win - Everyone Can Win

Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood - Listen Before You Talk

Habit 6 - Synergize - Together is Better

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw - Balance Feels Best

Habit 8-  Find Your Voice

leadership culture reinforces every member’s capabilities. It encourages exploration, inquiry, technology infusion, project-based learning, and experimentation within a safe, secure environment. One of the foundational principals of this culture is for members to find their voice (their unique gifts and talents), and to help others find theirs. Once students find their voice, they are inspired and motivated. Inspired and motivated students are intrinsically motivated to do the right thing.  Our goal is to find the leader in every child!  Find out more about our school at theleaderinme.org.

"We first make our habits,

and then our habits make us".

~Stephen R. Covey~

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.