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Justin Gardner

Manager School Program and Liaison Services

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Justin manages the school advocacy coordinators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He began as a hospital teacher at St. Jude in 2002. In addition to managing staff, he serves as a liaison to school systems across the country and advocates for the rights of children and families dealing with late effects of treatment in need of school supports. He has an undergraduate degree is in Special Education and a master’s degree in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership. 

Posts by Justin Gardner

Kevin’s Story: Making the Choice to Go Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Justin Gardner August 17, 2021

Parents may struggle with sending their children back to the classroom while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Kevin’s family had extra factors to consider. He had a cancer diagnosis and had been through weeks of treatments – including two brain surgeries.

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Back to School Following Cancer and COVID-19

by Justin Gardner July 28, 2021

Families of childhood cancer patients face a difficult choice about returning to school. Here are the tools to help them make the right choice about going back into the classroom.

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