Warren County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Richardsville Elementary has become the eighth WCPS school to earn the prestigious “The Leader In Me,” Lighthouse status. This is the highest honor attainable through “The Leader In Me” initiative. In order to achieve this recognition, Richardsville Elementary School had to pass a rigorous Lighthouse Review by meeting more than 120 criteria in nine focus areas established by the Franklin Covey “The Leader In Me” organization.
“WCPS is committed to ensuring safety, achievement, and opportunity for every student,” stated Superintendent Rob Clayton. “The skills attained through the Franklin Covey The Leader In Me initiative touches on each of those district priorities. Our commitment to student learning and student opportunity has once again set our school district apart, and I am pleased to see our students benefit from this outstanding work on behalf of our educators. I am so proud of Principal Womack and the Richardsville Elementary staff for incorporating the 7 habits into their daily work. Their passion for building student leaders will undoubtedly have a life-long impact on our students beyond their K-12 experience in WCPS.”
In 2014 Briarwood Elementary and Natcher Elementary became the first two schools in the state of Kentucky to earn the Lighthouse achievement, and WCPS continues to lead the state as six additional schools have also achieved the highest honor. Alvaton Elementary and Plano Elementary earned the distinction in 2015, followed by North Warren Elementary in 2016. Cumberland Trace Elementary and Rockfield Elementary followed in 2017 and Richardsville in 2019. A formal banner presentation will be scheduled in the months ahead, and the Richardsville Elementary Lighthouse Team will be recognized at the Warren County Board of Education April Meeting.