Laurie Zaleuke: Alumni Success Story

Principal rising through the ranks. 

Laurie Zaleuke is the principal at Assumption Elementary in O’Fallon, Missouri.
Rising through the ranks of the education field, Zaleuke used the flexibility at MBU to help advance her career while still being able to work full-time and raise a family. Zaleuke lives in O’Fallon, Missouri with her husband, Ted, and their three children.
A former employer inspired Zaleuke to take the steps to become an administrator but MBU helped her along the way.
“MBU inspired me to be where I am today by helping me see that I have the ability to make a difference,” Zaleuke said. “MBU helped me to develop the leadership skills necessary to becoming an administrator.”
In 2009, Zaleuke graduated with her master’s in educational leadership and became the assistant principal at Discovery Ridge. While at Discovery Ridge, which was the fastest growing school in the Midwest, the school received the Silver Award PBIS, became a National School of Character and a Trauma Informed School.
After four years, she accepted the principal position at Assumption Elementary.
“I am blessed to be working with a great staff and school community,” she said. “It is my mission to create a student-centered learning environment where all students can achieve at high levels while they are building a stronger relationship with God.”
Zaleuke will be graduating in December 2017 with her doctorate in educational leadership.
A story of shining on.