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ST. LOUIS – Corey Quinn, president of De La Salle Middle School in north St. Louis, recently joined the board of directors for the Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri (CEAM).
“Corey has made improving educational opportunities for all children a priority in his life,” said Laura Slay, the organization’s president and executive director. “Through the years, he has worked to give parents access to that opportunity, in order that their children will reach their full potential. We are grateful for his expertise and are fortunate to have him on board with us.”
Mr. Quinn began his role as president of De La Salle Middle School in July 2008, but his first trip to the school was in 1998. As a first-year teacher at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mr. Quinn and a team of students and teachers helped clear out the space that would eventually become home to De La Salle Middle School. Mr. Quinn spent six years teaching theology at Rockhurst, then joined the faculty at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis County.
While serving at De Smet, Mr. Quinn earned his Masters in Catholic School Leadership at Saint Louis University and is now completing his doctorate in the same program.
When asked why he decided to make the switch from a large, suburban high school to a small, urban middle school, Mr. Quinn replied, “The Nativity Miguel model has fascinated me since its inception.Our school’s motto is ‘Love and Learn’, and I think that these two simple actions are inextricably and intertwined at De La Salle. It is truly a privilege to help guide this mission.”
Mr. Quinn resides in Tower Grove East with his wife, Amanda, and their three children.