Crista Byrom

Phone: 623-376-5022

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science: Communication Disorders & Sociology Master's of Science: Speech Language Pathology

Crista Byrom

Hello!  My name is Crista Byrom and I am excited to be the Speech Language Pathologist at West Wing.  I received my Bachelor's Degree at Iowa State University in Sociology and Communication Disorders and my Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology at Arizona State University.  I worked in the hospital system specializing in TBI recovery for several years in Arizona and California before I switched to providing speech therapy in schools.  

When I'm not at school, I love spending time with my husband and two children.  We love to travel and some of my favorite places that we have visited are New Zealand, Costa Rica, Ireland and Australia (I love koala bears).  You can also find us playing with our pets (2 cats, 1 dog and a fish), riding bikes, hiking, playing pickle ball, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers on Sundays (I was born in Wisconsin!).  

I am very excited and happy to be here at West Wing.  Go Mustangs!

 Rachel Relyea

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Rachel Relyea

Hello Mustangs! My name is Rachel Relyea. I am excited to be the Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant at WestWing. I earned my Associated Degree in American Sign Language from Phoenix College in 2008. I worked for Deer Valley for 12 years as an  ASL Interpreter. In 2016 I returned to school and earned my Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University ( GO LUMBERJACKS) in Speech and Language in 2018.
 
When I am not at school I spend time with my family and our fur pups. I have one daughter and two dogs at home, one Boxer and one mini pit-bull. We enjoy going up north on the weekends and being on the river. I am a huge fan of Harry Potter, both the books and movies! I am excited to be working with such an amazing team of therapists and teachers!
Mrs. Bernat

Phone: 623-376-5022

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Elementary Education Speech Language Pathology Assistant Certification

Mrs. Bernat

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My name is Ashley Bernat and I am excited to be the Speech Language Pathology Assistant at West Wing this year.  I got my start at Arizona State University where I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  I taught third grade in the Deer Valley School district for five years before I fell in love with speech therapy.  After completing my SLP-A certification at Northern Arizona University, I worked as an SLP-A for two years at a K-12 school geared toward students with learning differences, specifically dyslexia.  But the Deer Valley School District had my heart, and I happily returned last year working at three schools with ages ranging from Preschool to High School.  I look forward to being at West Wing full time this year!

When I'm not at school, I love being outdoors, running and hiking with my husband and two labrador retrievers.  You can find us cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sundays and the Arizona Wildcats in football and basketball (I know, I know, I went to ASU, but I'm from Tucson...it's complicated!).

 

Welcome to West Wing Speech!!

 

See the source imageSummer HomeworkSummer Packets are available under the Speech Summer Homework link (or click the sun picture)! 

 

References

Articulation: Word Lists and suggested pages

 

 

 

 

Mission Statements

Speech Language Department: The Deer Valley Unified Speech and Language department is dedicated to provide the highest quality services for the students we serve by addressing their communication needs in order to foster their educational and social success, and by educating school staff and families to support us in this endeavor.

Student Support Services Department Mission Statement – “The mission of student support services is to provide supports and services for extraordinary educational opportunities for every learner.”

District Mission Statement – “Our Mission is to provide extraordinary educational opportunities to every learner.”

 

 

Quick Links for Speech Websites

American Speech and Hearing Association

Parent Pals

Information on Stuttering