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 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!!
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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