A Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) Special School District teacher with a winning personality inside and outside the classroom received the January 2014 Excellence in Education Award. Jennifer Corcoran joined the Ladue School District in August of 2008, with an impressive resume. At St. Louis University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, Jen served as a speech-language pathologist, clinical faculty member and the clinic director.
LECC Director Dr. Connie Brawley described Jennifer as someone who “Just shines when she walks in a room. She is always upbeat, positive and ready to take on any student issue that comes her way.” It was no surprise that Jen was highly respected among her fellow staff members too. “It is a blessing to have such a caring and talented leader to work with every day.”
As the speech-language pathologist through the Special School District at the Ladue Early Childhood Center, Jen spearheaded the LECC Care Team. She is also instrumental in helping to determine the appropriate interventions to support both teachers and students. And there is more. Jen assisted to create activities for staff members to get together socially as a way to nurture good morale.
Originally from Davenport, Iowa, Jen and Tom have been married for five years. Their 3-year-old son, Oscar, is a proud member of the “Frog” class at the LECC.
Jen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Iowa and a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from St. Louis University.