At Mark Twain Elementary, we believe that creating a caring and nurturing learning environment is our first and foremost responsibility. We build strong, supportive relationships that are the foundation for our teaching and learning among staff, parents, and students. Our students feel a sense of belonging, competence, and autonomy which allows each child to reach optimal levels of academic success and social development. We are a National School of Character and a National Blue Ribbon School and take pride in our outstanding students and community.

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Leader in Me

A Whole-School Improvement Model

Leader in Me (LiM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive-school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

What Leader in Me Schools DO

The Framework provides a unique approach to integrating highly effective practices throughout a school’s culture.

Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success. This approach empowers educators with effective practices and tools to:

  • teach LEADERSHIP to every student,
  • create a CULTURE of student empowerment,
  • and align systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.