Roger Scherck, a counselor at the Ladue Middle School, received the September Excellence in Education Award at the Sept. 25, 2017, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Roger on this prestigious recognition!
Roger has worked for the Ladue School District since August of 1994, when he took a position as a high school social studies teacher and soccer coach at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. During his time with the district, Roger has coached boys and girls soccer and track and cross country at the middle school, supported the Learning Center at the high school and taught three years in the Excel program.
Assistant Principal Sarah Adams Schwartz has said, there are few people who contribute more to the Ladue Middle School community than Roger Scherck. Roger offers his time, energy and support to various areas throughout the school and district. He is involved in Character Ed at both the district and building level, as well as in the local community. He has coached in the 8th grade sports program, as well as coordinated the Middle School Milers running program. He oversees the I Am LMS day program that is put on by the LMS Diversity cadre.
In addition to all of these contributions, Roger never shies away from helping a student or parent, often making himself available outside of his contracted hours. Oftentimes, you can find students who need to make a connection with a staff member in his office or trailing him in the hallways, and anyone who knows Roger knows that he is always willing to chat!
As Mrs. Schwartz said, “Roger puts in the time to perform his job at a high level, and those who work with him appreciate that he always does what he says he is going to do—he follows through—no matter what the task.”
Roger is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 26 years and have two children: 20-year-old Ellie, who is a junior at Bradley University; and 17-year-old Katie, who is a junior at Clayton High School.
Roger received his undergraduate degree from the Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He then went on to earn his master’s degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin. Roger has also earned a Basic Certification in Character Education from Character Plus, along with a Leadership Academy Degree in Character Education (LACE) degree from UMSL and Character Plus.