I am an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. I have primarily served the school-age population, some birth-to-three, middle school, and high school transition work, as well as, working with in-patient adults across northwest Washington. I currently serve the students from kindergarten to grade 5 in general education and the students in our Life Skills program. I love this job because we have a strong team of professionals who synergize well on behalf of our students. We also have a lot of fun together! Most of all, I love the population of students at our school. They consistently challenge me and bring joy to my work experiences.
I think that my teaching style appears professional, relaxed, fun, and intentional. If I'm not having fun, the kids probably aren't either!
I am a proud National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT/Exceptional Needs Specialist) since 2014. In 2015, I was selected as a Teacher Leader for the National Board ATLAS resource! My video portfolio entry submitted for National Board Certification was selected for inclusion in ATLAS (Accomplished Teaching, Learning, and Schools), a password-protected online resource that will showcase accomplished teachers in action. I am honored to be considered among the ranks of so many talented educators and I feel very fortunate to work among many of the best teachers around.
I received my Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2007. I also have a degree in English: Creative Writing strand.
I am married and have two, sweet fur-babies.