Recent News

LASE names Karen Wittmayer Assistant Director

LASE board members, staff and faculty are excited to officially announce that Karen Wittmayer (middle, in blue) has been appointed to a new position and will be the Assistant Director of LASE. Her past duties as a facilitator are embedded in her new job description and she will continue to provide educational services to two […]

LASE Selects New Executive Director

Dear Friends of LASE, We are truly blessed as an organization to have had the exceptional strength from within to continue to lead, provide full services, and even grow our ministry over the past 8 months, since the death of Lori Christiansen. Our special education teacher from Zion Harvester, Chris Tomlinson, stepped up to the […]

LASE Awards Londoff Scholarship

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans to help you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 The Londoff Scholarship is meaningful to the faculty and staff of LASE. It was founded by the family of Michael Londoff, a beloved […]

LASE Educators Participate in National Convention

One of the main goals of Lutheran Association for Special Education is to mentor quality faculty members who use best practices to teach children with special education needs in our schools. LASE allots each faculty member a budget along with a listing of professional development opportunities in our community during every school year. This spring, […]

Rachel Schmieder – The Perfect “Model” of a LASE Student

LASE’s Herald the Holidays fashion show featured faculty, donors and family this year, but one model shone brightest of all. Rachel Schmieder is a LASE 8th grade student attending Salem Lutheran School in Affton. Her parents celebrated a family of four sons and then along came Rachel. Needless to say she is very special to […]

Learning Center Senior Named to Homecoming Court

As a senior at Lutheran High School St. Charles (LHSSC), Katie is an accomplished poet and member of the National Honor Society. This confident young lady does not allow her diagnosis of autism to hold her back. She is a former Key Club member, and was the 2014 Herald the Holidays ambassador and model. Just […]