I am thrilled to be working at Sequoyah Elementary! I’ve been an SLP for almost 22 years. I received my bachelor’s from UALR and my master’s from UAMS. I’ve been married to my high-school sweetheart for almost 25 years, and we have twin sons, Nix and Zane. I love spending time with family and friends. We enjoy the outdoors and any adventure that comes our way. My husband and I enjoy cooking together, music, traveling, and gardening. I love the relationships I build with students and their families. Helping a child become a better communicator is rewarding beyond measure.
ABOUT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SERVICES
Speech-language pathologists address typical and atypical communication in the following areas: speech sound production, voice, fluency, language (comprehension and expression), and feeding and swallowing. The professional roles and activities in speech-language pathology include clinical/educational services (diagnosis, assessment, planning, and treatment), prevention and advocacy, education, administration, and research.
MEET OUR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
I am proud to be a speech-language pathologist at the happiest place to learn. I grew up just down the road in Magazine, AR and love to go back to visit my family. I love to see the beautiful views of Mt. Magazine. I moved to Conway to attend college and graduated for the University of Central Arkansas with my Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Outside of school, I love watching baseball, finding new recipes, and curling up with a good book! Helping my students successfully communicate, break down barriers, and reach their full potential is my top priority. There are few things that bring me more joy than witnessing my students have their "lightbulb" moment in speech/language therapy. Together, we work hard, laugh harder, and conquer goals and objectives one game of UNO at a time. Communication barriers can be frustrating for all-the therapist, teachers, parents, and most importantly, the student; however, it is always important to remember the power of "yet". When we change our mindset, no matter the obstacle, we can open our minds to opportunity, exploration, and growth, I am excited to see all of the faces that will come through my therapy room, new and old, this year and in the years to come!