Inspired by the Holy Spirit, One Classroom was founded by parents of children with special needs with the goal of helping our St. Louis, MO archdiocese and parents make inclusive education possible in our parish schools!
LeeAnn Armitage, Director, Founder:
Becky Crump, Director of Development and Events:
Anthony Armitage, Director, Founder:
Fred Brown is the Chairman of the Board and founder of the International Conpanies of St. Louis. Fred is also founder of the International Charitable Organization. Fred is a member of Annunziata parish in Ladue, MO.
• Build Awareness & Promote inclusive Catholic education
• Educate about inclusive learning
• Support parish schools
• Connect families & building a community
• Provide access expert resources and practitioners
• Create forums and opportunities to share best practices
• Fundraise and provide funding to schools through grants
• Welcome every child with special needs into our Catholic schools!
Becky has many years of experience in advocacy for special needs inclusion in education, is a graduate of the University of Dayton and received her MBA from the University of Missouri Saint Louis. Becky is a mother to two children, including a son with Down syndrome, and is a member of Our Lady of the Pillar parish in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Becky's role focuses on increasing our capacity to carry out the mission of creating inclusive Catholic educational opportunities for children with special needs in the Saint Louis Archdiocese.
Fred Brown, Director
LeeAnn and Anthony are parents of two children and are members of Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Webster Groves, MO. Their youngest child was born with Down syndrome. After extensive research to determine the optimal educational pathway for their son with Down syndrome LeeAnn and Anthony were inspired by inclusive education and the many Catholic schools around the country implementing inclusive programs. The opportunity of inclusive education, a strong belief in Catholic education, and the desire to educate their children together in one school created a passion to help all families of children with special needs and to serve Christ's church by helping our St. Louis archdiocese schools offer a new option for educating children with special needs.
P.O. Box 221447
St. Louis, MO 63122
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. ~Matthew 25