Ballard County Schools has named Ballard Memorial High School special education teacher DiAnna Corrigan as its successful candidate for the district’s director of special education and preschool coordinator.
Corrigan was hired in 2013, coming to Ballard from McCracken County. She has spent 12 years in education, including teaching stints in middle school special ed, fifth grade and preschools in several states.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University, a master’s in counseling from Washington State University, a master’s in special education from Murray State University, and director of special ed certification from Morehead State University. Corrigan currently is working on her doctorate in P-20 leadership at Murray State, and plans to finish in 2018.
While she said she’d miss spending time with some of her high-school students, Corrigan said she would be glad to get back to working with preschoolers. “I am looking forward to continuing the district’s high level of service to special education students, and providing the instruction preschool students need to become kindergarten-ready,” she said.
Ballard Superintendent Casey Allen said, “Mrs. Corrigan is known not only for her compassion for students with special needs, but also for her attention to detail when it comes to paperwork and compliance issues. With a background that includes working at a preschool and experience in the field of counseling, DiAnna brings a wide range of skills and knowledge to her new positions within our district.”
Corrigan has co-sponsored Beta Club with Nancy Mornar for two years, and this year assisted with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes group and served on the BMHS Site Based Decision Making council. She also was named an honorary member of Future Farmers of America at this year’s banquet.
Corrigan is an avid scrapbooker. She and her husband, Gary, have two grown children, Ryan and Kathleen, and four cats. They have lived in western Kentucky for more than 20 years.