When people hear the word Lean, they automatically think manufacturing and especially automotive manufacturing and dismiss it as a model that would add no value to their organization. Unfortunately, they could not be more wrong. A culture of Lean thinking allows the employees of a company to take ownership for solving their own problems using Lean tools or tools they design themselves. Teachers and other staff need to see the value of buying into a somewhat different culture and way of doing things and this is the hard part. My ultimate goal of have a Lean school and then a Lean system is to have all system resources, experience, expertise, effort and time focused on adding value for students. As a staff, we are reviewing a book called “Everything I Know About LEAN I Learned In First Grade” by Robert O. Martichenko. I am hoping to use the book as a sprinboard for discussions and learning Lean thinking and tools. So far, I have being focusing on reenforcing and creating a culture where Lean can thrive. Indeed, this type of culture would be great for student learning in and of itself.