Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Science: Communication Disorders & Sociology Master's of Science: Speech Language Pathology
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!
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Elementary Education Speech Language Pathology Assistant Certification
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. I look forward to being at West Wing this year for my fifth year!
When I'm not at school, I love being outdoors, running and hiking with my husband, new baby, 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!!
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.”
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