Director for Social Communication
QUEENS COLLEGE - BA IN LINGUISTICS, COMMUNICATIONS & DISORDERS AND SOCIOLOGY
BROOKLYN COLLEGE - MS IN SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
I am ecstatic to continue working with the collaborative Lang School team as the Director of Social Communication. In this role, I supervise the therapy team while directly providing speech and language therapy to the Upper School students. A huge core component of my work with students involves bridging the therapy team and education team, to ensure that students are carrying over progress in and out of the classrooms. I'm a certified Speech and Language Pathologist with extensive experience working with students in public, private, and independent schools. I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and am licensed by the board of New York. A proud CUNY alumni, I completed my undergraduate studies at Queens College with Bachelor of Science degrees in Linguistics & Communications Disorders and Sociology. I continued my education at CUNY's Brooklyn College, earning a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in addition to a TSSLD teaching license. Over the years, I've pursued continued education focusing on Social Thinking, Executive Functioning, Orton Gillingham, and PROMPT training. On a daily basis, I continue to scratch my head, brainstorming ways to integrate strategies into school-based practice at Lang, working with staff and teachers to promote and foster opportunities for carryover. When conducting therapy, I consider myself a huge believer in investing time to build strong relationships with students and families. When I'm not in session, you might find me in the kitchen taste-testing vegetarian recipes with my daughters, hiking with my dogs, or pursuing my newfound passion for skiing.