--Florida-certified educator and an ASHA Certified/CCC Speech-Language Pathologist. --PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) certified clinician --Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC) Consultant --Mentored and supervised graduate students in the field of speech-language pathology --Mentored beginning educators --Educator/teacher... of students in both regular and special education prior to becoming a speech language pathologist. -- Published author of 2 children's books entitled: No, Silly-Willy and Shu Shu's Secret. -- I have a great passion for music. I loooove music! Thank goodness for music to balance my linear/logical side, lol!!!! As a professional musician, vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist, I released an adult contemporary/jazz CD of co-written original music/lyrics entitled “Caroline…Catch Love.”
Because of the varied professional experiences I have had, I tend to take a holistic & creative perspective & approach when teaching, doing therapy, and/or creating educational/therapy products. I came to realize soon after becoming a Speech Language Pathologist, that there is a bridge, & and hence connection, between a student’s understanding and use of foundational, linguistic/language underpinnings, which is what we address in the field of Speech Language Pathology, and the acquisition of all any cognitive, academic and/or educational goals, addressed in formal education by educators. I sincerely hope that my products maximize the learning process for children by keeping that understanding in mind and providing products for teaching and/or speech/language therapy that will address not only the surface levels of targeted academic goals per product, but the also, the linguistic underpinnings necessary for all learning.
SDPBC/ School District of Palm Beach County, Florida: Recipient of the peer-nominated honor. presented by the Speech-Language Impaired Program of the SDPBC, for professional work-related excellence and flexibility
Florida Atlantic University Bachelor of Arts/Education Nova Southeastern University Master of Science/Speech Language Pathology
Personally speaking, and most importantly...I am a Jesus lover! Yes, I so deeply love Jesus...my Lord & Savior and I’m a practicing Christian. At my core, I’m a person of deep faith with a great desire to always use whatever gifts he has blessed me with, to be a blessing to others, serve others in kindness, in any way I am able. Jesus encompasses something beyond whatever I could ever intellectually fathom, and his presence is my peace and joy, inspiring me both personally and professionally speaking, each and every day. My greatest goal and biggest, daily challenge in life, is to just live each day in such a way, that his love and light so shines through actions and being, that others easily recognize his love in me. That’s my core foundation, essence, my solid anchor, which drives EVERYTHING I do, thankfully!!!