Phone: (520) 696-3836
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana M.A. Ed Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky CCC-SLP, Certificate of Clinical Competence Speech-Language Pathology Arizona Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist
Welcome to Speech Therapy! I am excited to be back at Painted Sky and look forward to another fantastic year.
Defining Moment: Working with children who are struggling with their communication skills learn how to clearly express themselves is always a defining moment for me. Being a facilitator of communication is an absolute joy!
Core Educational Belief: I believe all children can communicate and it is our responsibility to teach them how to be effective communicators.
Prior Experience: I began my career in Indiana as an Outpatient Speech-Language Pathologist at a local hospital. I specifically worked with traumatic brain injury individuals and assisted them with return to work or return to school. After getting married, my husband and I moved to Chicago and I worked in a middle school where I was able to utilize my teaching license as well as my Speech Pathology degree. I also provided private practice for a few students as well as providing Home Health services. Returning to Indiana, I began providing services under First Steps, the Early Intervention Program. I also worked as an outpatient therapist at one of the local hospitals. After several years, we moved to Arizona where I soon transitioned to the Amphitheater School District.
Education Degrees & Certification: I earned my B.S. in Audiology & Speech Sciences at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana. I earned my M.A. Ed in Communication Disorders from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. I have my Certificate of Clinical Competence and am a licensed Arizona Speech-Language Pathologist.
Professional Accomplishments: I obtained my CCC's and have maintained yearly continuing education requirements. I also have earned my Early Education certificate.