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Education

19982000

Master of Arts 

University of Memphis - Memphis, TN

Speech Pathology

19931997

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS

Speech and Hearing Sciences

19891993

High School Diploma with Honors

Union City High School - Union City, TN
 

Certifications

20102020

Professional School Service Personnel

State of TN Department of Education

Professional School Service Personnel

20032019

Health License in Speech Pathology

State of TN division of Health Related Boards

Speech Pathologist

20012017

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Speech Pathology

20162018

BLS Provider

American Heart Association

Basic Life Support

Work experience

20152016

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech Pathology Services of East TN
20142015

Speech-Language Pathologist

Caring Communications - Sevierville, TN
20052014

SLP

Jefferson County Schools - Dandridge, TN
20032005

SLP 

Speech Pathology Services of East Tennessee- Maryville, TN
20012002

SLP 

Madison County School District - Flora, MS
20002001

SLP

Morgan Therapy Services - Florence, MS
20002000

SLP 

Enhanced Care Solutions - Magee, MS
19992000

Graduate Assistant 

Methodist LeBonheur Children's Hospital - Memphis, TN
19981999

TIPS Parent Advisor

Tennessee Early Intervention Services - Memphis, TN
19971998

Speech Therapist

Desoto County Schools - Hernando, MS 

Professional Activities

  • Presented at the 2013 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference in Washington DC –“Boost Communication: An SLP shares Brain-Based Techniques to Enhance Communication Skills”.
  • Presented at the 2014 AAEYC Head to Toe Infant Toddler Institute in Blountville TN –“Boost Communication: Tips from a Speech-Language Pathologist”.
  • Recognized as an "Irreplaceable Teacher" by the TN State Department of Education. 
  • Presented at the 2009 Tennessee Board of Education Special Education Conference in Nashville TN- “RTI: Response to Intervention or Road to Insanity?” regarding implementation of a data-driven general education-based intervention for speech and language delays.
  • Developed and wrote the manual for the “Response to Intervention: Guidelines for SLPs” in Jefferson County Schools in 2008-2009

ACADEMIC HONORS

  • 1992 - Japan - U.S. Senate Scholarship Summer Exchange Program participant with the Youth for Understanding organization - Resided in Takayama, Japan with a host family as a summer exchange student.
  • General and Senior Honors College including
    • Senior Thesis
    • President's List
    • Dean's List
    • National Dean's List
  • George R. Olliphant Scholar
  • Academic Excellence Award
  • Golden Key
  • Order of Omega
  • Alpha Society
  • Alpha Delta Pi Leadership Council
  • Graduate Assistantship

Skills

Evaluation & Treatment

Familiarity with a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment tools for all ages.

Communication

Excellent communication and sensitivity with families and other stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Therapy

Uses data collection, technical applications, and evidence-based practices to guide treatment decisions.

Administration

Prepares prompt reports and notes while coordinating team member skills to support a  harmonious and efficient work environment.

Referrals

Makes appropriate referrals to other professionals as needed and maintains positive and effective relations with providers and their staff.

Team Management 

Provides positive and supportive supervision and mentorship for staff, teaching assistants, clinical fellows, and students .