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About Me!


I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences and then went on to complete a Masters degree at Kean University in Union, NJ in Speech Pathology. In 2009, I became a Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) certified assistive technology practitioner (ATP), specializing in assistive technology and augmentative communication. Before joining Essex Fells School District, I worked for 15 years at a special needs private school servicing students with multiple handicaps and disabilities. In my off time, I am a wife, to my husband Jason of 16 years, and my 2 children Micayla (13) and Ethan (11). In the summer I work at Camp Canadensis as the health center adminstrator and spend my summers up in the beautiful Pocono mountains with my children. I am very active in my children’s PTA at their schools and love to cook and bake, play mahjong, go down the shore, travel, and spend time with family and friends.



The profession of Speech-Language Pathology requires a Master’s Degree. In addition, Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) complete at least 400 hours of practicum with a variety of populations and disorders in a multitude of settings. 

After passing a national board exam, SLPs are required to complete a supervised Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY). Upon completion of the CFY, the SLP obtains a Certificate of Clinical Competence. You will see this in the SLP’s credentials as CCC-SLP. He/she is also required to have a state license to practice. All practicing SLPs have the same educational level and licensure, whether they practice in hospitals, clinics, schools, etc. 
Areas of expertise for SLPs include: stuttering, articulation, swallowing disorders, voice disorders, language disorders, and overall communication disorders secondary to traumatic brain injury, strokes, cognitive impairments, craniofacial syndromes, and autism.