Melissa Cochrane

Administration  ·  Coordinator




Melissa Cochrane

Administration  ·  Coordinator

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About Me

I have loved being around children since I was a child myself.

As a young girl, I used to gather up the neighborhood kids and my sister and I would play "school".  I remember taking paper and putting it through the sewing maching to make a perforation so that I could tear off part of the page to send home as homework. 

I started babysitting at 9 years old and also worked at a daycare center for 5 years while in high school and college.

I knew that someday I would work in a profession that helped people and when I was a junior in high school I watched the movie, Children of a Lesser God.  This movie was about a special education teacher working with deaf and hard of hearing students.  When the movie was over, I ran up the stairs and told my mom, I wanted to be a Speech-Language Pathologist, and that's just what I did.

I love children and have a passion for students with special needs!!!

Professional Experience

Attended Eastridge Elemenatry School, Lefler Middle School and East High School.

Earned my Undergraduate Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Earned a Graduate Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Earned a Masters in Educational Administration from Doane College.

This is my 28th year working for LPS.  I worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 16 years before becoming an Administrator.