Naperville Central welcomes new staff members for the 2019-2020 school year

Mary Jane Deer, News Editor

Q: Is this your first year teaching?

A:This is my first year teaching at Naperville Central, but I have worked in the district for 7 years. I worked in early childhood and at four elementary schools: River Woods, Elmwood, Beebe, and Steeple Run.


Q: What are some of your job responsibilities as a speech pathologist?

A: I pull out students. Some students work on literacy goals, some articulation, some for fluency, like stuttering.


Q: Did you grow up in Illinois?

A: I grew up in Elmhurst and went to Elmhurst College for my undergrad.


Q: What are your hobbies/interests?

“I enjoy reading and spending time with my kids.


Q: Why become a speech pathologist?

A: I always like to help people. I was a preschool teacher and I had a student who couldn’t pronounce the J sound in his name. His name was Joey. I started looking into this profession.