I am excited to be back for my fifth year at Centennial and starting my 12th year as a Speech Language Pathologist, all in the school setting. I took an interesting path to get here. I got my undergraduate degree in Economics from Colorado College. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do after I graduated and started interning in different settings (Merrill Lynch and the American Humane Association). Nothing seemed to be the right for me. After a couple of years, a friend of mine, who worked with a Speech Language Pathologist, told me that she could see me in the field working with kids. To be honest, I didn't even know what an SLP did. I started researching the field and quickly knew it would be a great fit for me (my friend was right!), so I started observing SLP's who worked in different settings, volunteered at The Children's Hospital with children who had significant medical needs, and then decided to apply to grad school. I attended CU Boulder and graduated with my Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology in May 2017 after 3 years of schooling. Before coming to Adams 12, I worked in Westminster Public Schools in a variety of roles. I've worked in elementary schools, middle schools, and affective needs programs. I did Child Find evaluations for children under 5 years old for a few years. I was also certified to complete Autism evaluations and did that for the school district. In addition to working in the school, I started seeing private clients after school in the home setting. I worked with children who were a variety of ages (from 2-13). My background has truly given me experience with a variety of kids with a variety of needs and I'm still learning every day. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns about your children!