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Leader in Me Symposium History

The Leader In Me Symposium, February 9-10, San Antonio TX

2014: January 22-24, 2014

  • Norris Conference Center
  • 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX
  • 3 Schools Achieve Lighthouse Status
  • Redland Oaks, Las Lomas, Stone Oak receive Lighthouse Status


2013:  15 regional LiM Symposiums; One in San Antonio

  •  800 participants
  • 2 NEISD schools were awarded Lighthouse status – Hardy Oak and Oak Meadow, numbers 33 and 34 worldwide

Highlights from the Leader in Me Symposium 2013

  • Keynote Speakers: Sean Covey, Franklin Covey; Ron Clark known to many as “America’s Educator”
  • School Visits: Canyon Ridge, Dellview, Hardy Oak, Harmony Hills, Huebner, Northern Hills, Oak Meadow, Stone Oak, Wilderness Oak
  • Breakout sessions
  • Table Topics

Breakout Sessions:

  • Parent Involvement – Hardy Oak
  • Empowering and Growing with a Trajectory of Trust, Las Lomas
  • Student Leaders in Action, Wilderness Oak
  • On Target: District Leadership Alignment Scores a Bull’s Eye – NEISD, Franklin Covey
  • Brewing Up Purposeful School/Business Partnerships, One Partnership at a Time – Oak Meadow
  • A Leadership School is Born – Wilderness Oak
  • Work Smarter Non Harder: Integrating Covey’s 7 Habits Into the Curriculum You Already Teach – Wilderness Oak

Table Topics:

  • Leadership Notebooks: WIGs, PIGs, Oh My! – Wilderness Oak
  • Refreshing the Lighthouse Committee – Oak Meadow
  • It’s Ubiquitous! – Oak Meadow
  • Leadership Pep Rally – Stone OakHardyOak_Lighthouse
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2012: Eight regional LiM Symposiums; One in San Antonio

  • 600 participants
  • Wilderness Oak Was the First NEISD school to be awarded  Lighthouse Status; the 21st   worldwide         

Highlights from the Leader in Me Symposium 2012

  • Keynote Speakers: Dr. Nancy Moore, Franklin Covey; Muriel Summers, Principal A.B. Combs; Jane Jensen, Principal, Wilderness Oak
  • School Visits: Canyon Ridge, Hardy Oak, Harmony Hills, Oak Meadow, Redland Oaks, Stone Oak, Wilderness Oak
  • Breakout sessions by practitioners

Breakout Sessions Conducted by NEISD Personnel:

  • Early Steps to Creating Awareness and Beginning the Process – Camelot
  • Involving Parents and Keeping the Vision Alive – Canyon Ridge
  • Incorporating the 7 Habits Into Your Classroom – Hardy Oak
  • Every Child is Special: A Great Way to Recognize Kids and Also Use Technology – Hardy Oak
  • Practical Implementation of The Leader in Me – Effective Strategies, Activities, and Lessons – Counselors from Hardy Oak, Huebner, and Harmony Hills
  • The Leader in Me – An Introduction for Parents – Hidden Forest Elementary
  • Creating Global Leaders Through Service Learning – Huebner
  • How Do We Know If We are Ready For The Leader in Me? – Oak Grove
  • Benefits and Coordination of Service Learning – Oak Meadow



  • Connecting Leadership to the World of Work – Oak Meadow
  • Measuring Academic Success Through Student Empowerment – Oak Meadow
  • New Beginnings: How We Started – Redland Oaks
  • Student Leadership in Community Fundraisers – Redland Oaks
  • Student Led Special Education ARD’s (Admission, Review, & Dismissal) – Redland Oaks
  • Educating the Community Through Student Leaders and Presentations – Stone Oak
  • Goldilocks and the Three Conferences – Wilderness Oak
  • Student Leadership Roles – Wilderness Oak


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Wilderness Oak was awarded Lighthouse status
at the 2012 Leader in Me Symposium

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2011: First LiM Symposium Was Held in San Antonio: Hosted by FranklinCovey

  • Honored Leadership Development in North East ISD, highlighting the LiM
  • 320 participants – 8 states and Canada

Highlights from the Leader in Me Symposium 2011

The first ever Leader in Me Symposium was held in San Antonio, TX on February 9-10, 2011. Over 300 people from education and the business community attended to learn and discuss leadership. Eight different states were in attendance in addition to visitors from Canada. North East Independent School District played a major role in the event with student performances, keynote addresses, schools visits, and breakouts sessions. Other highlights included:

    • Keynote addresses from Sean Covey; Director of Innovative Practice, Franklin Covey;   Muriel Summers, Principal of A.B. Combs;  Pat Sanford, Director of Leadership Development   and Safe and Drug Free Schools, NEISD.
    • School visits to Wilderness Oak, Hardy Oak, Oak Meadow, Stone Oak, Harmony Hill