Laurie DeJohn | Webster University

Laurie DeJohn


Associate Professor
Special Education
lauriedejohn84@webster.edu

 

Biography

Laurie DeJohn is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Master of Arts Degree in Special Education from Truman State University. She is certified in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and recently graduated from Special School Districts Teacher Leadership Academy. Laurie currently works with Special School District as a Therapeutic Intervention Teacher in Rockwood School District. She assisted in development and expansion of Therapeutic Programming to two other middle schools in Rockwood. In addition to teaching, she provides consultation to staff and administrators working with students with challenging behaviors. Laurie has served as a cooperating teacher for teaching candidates and as a mentor for first year teachers. Her interests lie in meeting the needs of all learners, particularly those students with social/emotional/behavioral needs. Laurie is a recipient of the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award (2007) and Special School District Key to the Classroom Award (2007).  In 2014, she received the Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education Award. She has received grants from the Special Education Foundation for an after school club, Partnership for Kids. The program received national recognition as a Promising Practice by Character.org. Laurie teaches the graduate courses Differentiated Instruction and Assessment and Behavior and Classroom Management.