Louise Coallier earned two degrees from Oakland University. In 1973, she completed her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Elementary Education and Social Science. In 1990, she received her Education Specialist degree in School Administration. Louise worked as a teacher and administrator for the Chippewa Valley Schools in Macomb County. She was assistant principal at Cheyenne Elementary School when cancer took her life in October of 2005.
Louise’s colleagues remember her as a leader who championed literacy and brought out the best in students through her nurturing care. She loved reading and was passionate about teaching children the joys of literature. She also enjoyed traveling and made trips to many foreign countries, including England, Japan, Mexico, and the Canary Islands. She loved spending time with her six grandchildren and enjoyed gardening as well.
The family and friends of Louise Coallier made a generous gift to provide an annual award to a student enrolled in Elementary Education at Oakland University.
Non-renewable awards of approximately $1,000 will be given annually, although this may vary year to year. To qualify for this award, you must be enrolled in Elementary Education specializing in Language Arts, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Integrated Science or Social Studies.
Additional requirements include:
- Enrolled in Elementary Education specializing in Language Arts, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Integrated Science or Social Studies
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- An essay describing the development of your interest in Elementary Education
Coallier recipient Nicole Moses with Dean Gallien
If you would like to help the Louise A. Coallier Memorial Endowment grow, donate online or contact the School of Education and Human Services development office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 370-4233.