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Leah Crawford to Receive Excellence in Education Award

Leah Crawford

Leah Crawford, instructional coach for Ladue Schools, has been selected to receive a 2022 Excellence in Education Award from the St. Louis American Foundation.

Crawford is one of eight local educators who will be honored with the award at the Foundation’s 35th Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship & Awards Gala on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the America’s Center in downtown St. Louis.

“We are proud of Leah for being recognized by the St. Louis American Foundation with this prestigious award,” said Ladue Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Wipke. “Leah has served our students and her colleagues as a teacher-leader for 15 years and is passionate about fostering a productive learning environment. We are quite fortunate to have her as part of our Ladue Schools family.”

In her role as Instructional Coach, Crawford serves the students of both the Ladue Early Childhood Education Center and the Ladue Fifth Grade Center.

Crawford is dedicated to every student's right to have an equitable educational experience through which their learning and critical thinking skills are honed.

Along with her advocacy for students, Crawford is a co-founder of The Village, an affinity group for Ladue Schools staff of African descent.

Crawford received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Harris-Stowe State University and her master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-St.

She currently is pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Maryville University.