celebration in front of elementary school

Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School was honored for achieving the distinguished recognition of being a FranklinCovey Education Leader in Me Legacy School. This prestigious designation is the highest honor granted to Leader in Me schools.

“What an incredible accomplishment by Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary,” Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford said. “Education is so much more than one test on one day, and this Legacy School designation proves that. Leader In Me delivers an excellent opportunity for student self-accountability of learning and behavior, resiliency, and leadership, all traits missing in most Texas and American school systems.”

According to Leader in Me, a Legacy School exemplifies a strong leadership culture by unleashing the highest potential in students, staff, families, and the community. A Legacy School stands as a global beacon throughout the world of greatness cultivated over time.

“This is a culmination and celebration of many years of leadership at Jack, from students, staff, and throughout all stakeholders,” Jack Elementary Principal Mr. Brett Shelby said. “We are honored for this recognition and know that the Legacy of leadership will continue to echo for many years to come.”

Jack Elementary became a Leader in Me Lighthouse school in 2014, maintaining its Lighthouse School certification for a minimum of eight years, exhibiting innovation and sustainable levels of Lighthouse criteria growth, and continuously making a distinctive contribution to the Leader in Me community and education community at large to qualify to become a Leader in Me Legacy School.

In attendance was Muriel Summers, award-winning principal and teacher, bestselling co-author, and Global Ambassador for FranklinCovey’s Leader in Me.

At Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School, every child is a leader – sharing a common language, and united through the practice of FranklinCovey’s The Seven Habits of Happy Kids.

Habit # 1 – “Be Proactive” This is the habit of personal responsibility. You are in charge.

Habit #2 – “Begin With the End in Mind” This is the habit of setting goals and making plans to reach them.

Habit #3 – “Put First Things First” This is the habit of personal management.

Habit #4 – “Think Win-Win” This is the habit of mutual benefit.

Habit #5 – “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood” This is the habit of empathic communication.

Habit #6 – “Synergize” This is the habit of creative cooperation.   

Habit #7 – “Sharpen the Saw” This is the habit of daily self-renewal.

“To the former and current students, all of the wonderful parents who came through or are currently at Jack, teachers and staff, former principals Shauna Hittle and Patti Henderson, and current principal Brett Shelby, thank you for your commitment to excellence in earning this exclusive designation for a Tyler school and congratulations to the Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary family.” Crawford said.

The Leader in Me program is implemented district-wide in Tyler ISD.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hines at Jennifer.Hines@TylerISD.org.