May 18– Parris South Elementary has achieved the distinction of being the first school in the state to become an official Lighthouse School.
Lighthouse status is the highest ranking evaluation any school can receive through the Leader in Me program.
Leader in Me, based on Stephen Covey’s book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is a program designed to equip students with leadership and life skills.
Michael Davis, Hardin County director of schools, made the announcement yesterday during a “Facebook Live” school assembly.
“I’m proud of you students and teachers for all you have accomplished,” said Davis.
Parris South has been working toward this goal for five years.
“When Parris South started the Leader In Me process there were less than 100 schools around the world that had ever received this honor,” said Mitzi Baker, Parris South principal. “Today, Parris South becomes the first school in Tennessee to earn this prestigious award.”