Lee Burklund

Principal, Children’s Development Center

Lee is an accomplished educator with an extensive background in speech pathology. Prior to joining The Lighthouse, she spent 31 years working in various special education roles with ECHO (Exceptional Children Have Opportunities), a special education cooperative for students with vision, physical, health, orthopedic, traumatic brain injury and intellectual disabilities. She has been a frequent lecturer, is widely published and was named Educator of the Year by Illinois Teachers of the Physically and Health Impaired. Lee has a Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University and a Master of Health Science from Governor’s State University.