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Old Bonhomme Special Education Resource Teacher Courtney Conway with February Excellence in Education Award

Courtney Conway, a special education resource teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary, received the February Excellence in Education Award at the Feb. 26, 2018, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Courtney on this prestigious recognition!

Courtney has worked for the Ladue School District since August of 2012, when she took the position of resource teacher at Old Bonhomme.

Courtney says that she feels lucky to have had the opportunity to learn and grow as an educator in the same position and school for all six years of her career! Along with teaching, Courtney also coordinates an after-school program, Ladue Explorers, which focuses on building connections, friendship skills and problem solving.

Courtney is an outstanding educator for her strong advocacy for students and extensive collaboration with staff and parents to help those students achieve their goals.

As Principal Cheryl Kirchgessner has said, “Not only does Courtney have the heart and determination to make a difference in students’ lives, but she comes to each hurdle armed with knowledge on various strategies about how to accommodate each and every student, no matter his or her ability.”

Courtney’s dedication and participation in school-related initiatives extends beyond her assigned students, as well. One of the best examples of the scope of her work is Ladue Explorers, which provides programming for selected Old Bonhomme students. Also outside of the classroom, Courtney serves on various committees for the common good of all Old Bonhomme students.

Courtney is originally from Chesterfield, Missouri. She and her husband, John, have been married for 3.5 years. The couple have a son, James Conway, who is 9.5 months old.

Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Indiana University.