PLE named Leader in Me Lighthouse School
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The recognition comes because the school has achieved outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing the Leader in Me process with fidelity. It is also because of the extraordinary impact the school is having on staff, students, parents and the community.

"We are honored to become a Leader in Me Lighthouse School," principal Jerri Gomez said. "We have seen amazing results implementing the Leader in Me process at PLE. This process not only has had a significant impact on all students. We expect to see greater results over time.

PLE is the only school south of San Antonio to achieve the Lighthouse School status, and is one of 23 in Texas. Fourteen schools are in the San Antonio area. There are 271 Lighthouse Schools in the nation.

PLE will receive its Lighthouse School award at a Leader in Me symposium Wednesday in McAllen.

Since its official launch in 2011, more than 2,500 public, private, charter and magnet schools across 35 schools have adopted The Leader in Me. Educators continue to offer feedback on best practices, which provides continuous improvement and refinement of the process.

PLE has staff and student teams following the Leader in Me model. The Lighthouse team is comprised of staff members, who are the driving force behind the initiatives that will be put forth. The Junior Lighthouse team is comprised of student leaders chosen by their teachers who bring concerns and ideas to the Lighthouse Team. They also serve as student ambassadors for visitors who wish to tour the school.
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