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Merrimac Elementary School




"Leadership is communicating a person’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.”   - Dr. Stephen Covey

The Leader in Me process is designed to help teachers develop leadership skills in their students. Helping students discover their own strengths allows teachers to find opportunities for every child to shine – to be a leader.  Teachers are incorporating the common language of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by  Dr. Stephen R. Covey, into all curriculum areas.

We are proud to be recognized as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Lighthouse status is an external recognition of an internal transformation. It is reserved for schools that have developed a great leadership culture that is impacting their community - student, teachers, administrators, parents and others - in meaningful ways.

Awarding lighthouse status is a way that Franklin Covey honors the greatness in schools. When a school achieves lighthouse status, their circle of influence gets larger and they are able to impact more people around the globe as they share their successes and mentor other schools.


Student Lighthouse Team Meeting Dates for 2017-2018

Lighthouse Teams
The Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development. As each child discovers and develops his/her unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education and their self-confidence, responsibility, and initiative grows. The children quickly understand the benefits of different gifts and talents; they learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best.

Merrimac has a Lighthouse Team comprised of students, staff and parents. We work collaboratively to begin with the end in mind by setting goals and formulating a plan action for the school year. We link our school-wide goals to our classroom and individual goals.

Lighthouse Teams 2017-18
Student Members: TBD

Parent members: TBD

Teacher members: Ms. Fredette, Mrs. Recupero, Mrs. Lawrence, Mrs. Motroni, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Alvarez, Mrs. O'Malley, Mrs. Dassau, Ms. Peters, Mrs. Scardino , Mrs. Baker, Ms. Degenhardt,

Administrator: Mrs. DeCicco


Merrimac's Leader in Me Video 2014

Video from Sean Covey