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Welcome to the Kenwood Cougar family. Currently, I serve Kenwood and Faith Christian Elementary Schools as one of our Speech-Language Pathologists. I graduated from UNK and UNL and have enjoyed being an SLP since 1999 in a variety of settings (hospitals, outpatient, home health, schools, etc.). My favorite has been elementary by far. I grew up in Kearney and my husband, Shane, and I were fortunate enough to move back to this great community in 2006. We have three amazing children (Jillian 12, Ryan 15, and Carter 17) and a labradoodle, Stella. I have been working for Kearney Public Schools since 2010. 

Some of my favorites include:

  • Color: blue, red
  • Hobbies: camping, boating, fishing, reading, running, walking our dog
  • Foods: caramel apple pie & cheeseburgers
  • Candy: dark chocolate
  • Drink: coffee
  • Restaurants: ANY
Many people are not really sure what a speech-language pathologist is. I think the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association did a great job with the following presentation explaining what my role is. Please see the link below.