• East Knox County Elementary School is proud to be a Leader in Me School. Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators and designed to build resilience and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement.


    We focus on developing the whole child by:

    • Teaching leadership to every student.
    • Creating a culture of student empowerment.
    • Aligning systems to drive results in academics.

    We use two frameworks in our work as a leadership school: 

    1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People helps us learn and apply leadership skills and gives us a common language for building a supportive emotional environment. 
    2. The 4 Disciplines of Execution helps us to identify, track, and achieve academic and personal Wildly Important Goals (WIGs). 

    We invite families and community partners to join us in our mission to be Cougars who C.A.R.E. = Care about each other, Always Problem Solve, Read & respond, and Engage in Learning & Leading.

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