Director of Pupil Services

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Director of Pupil Services Lauren Broderick has been with Beachwood City Schools since 2004. Ms. Broderick’s responsible for the District’s special education services, gifted and talented programs, school psychology and nursing support, and Title programs, including the preparation of the district’s comprehensive continuous improvement plans. Ms. Broderick’s prior professional roles include experience as a building principal in the Cardinal Local School District and as an intervention specialist in Canfield, Ohio where she organized and implemented an inclusive education program serving students with moderate to severe disabilities.

Ms. Broderick possesses master’s degrees in special education and in school administration, both from Youngstown State University. Currently she is nearing completion of her coursework for the doctorate in educational leadership from Youngstown State University as well. She holds state licenses as an administrative specialist in the education of exceptional pupils and for the superintendency.

She has served on the Department of Education’s Advisory Committee at Hiram College and as adjunct instructor for Mount Union College’s program preparing intervention specialists. She currently serves on the board of Individuals Devoted to Educational Advocacy (IDEA), a nonprofit group of parents and professionals committed to supporting students with special educational needs.

Ms. Broderick routinely presents results of her research interests at national conferences. She has served as primary investigator for a study of 150+ teachers and building administrators regarding effective leadership strategies for implementing federal laws advocating for the rights of children with disabilities and has been invited to present the findings of this research at the Council for Exceptional Children, the University Council for Educational Administration, and at the Education Law Association. Her most recent research included an analysis of state and schools response to IDEA’s disproportionality provisions.

Ms. Broderick lives in Aurora, Ohio where she tends her garden and a 150 year-old century home, as well as Chuck, an attorney and university professor. She has two children, Sarah, a Denison University graduate who is pursuing her dreams in New York City, and Jeremiah, a senior at Ohio Wesleyan University.