Welcome to Sierra Verde Speech!Hello, Vipers! My name is Natalie McDaniel and I am the new speech-language pathologist at Sierra Verde Elementary School. I recently graduated in May of 2020, so this is my first year practicing as an SLP! I am so beyond excited to get to know all of the speech kids/families here at SV! Tracey Odorcic is our wonderful SLPA who will be joining us at Sierra Verde one day/week. If you have any specific questions/concerns, please feel free to reach us at the contact information listed below:Natalie McDaniel, M.S., CF-SLPEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTracey Odorcic, B.S., SLPAEmail: email@example.comSierra Verde Speech Rome Phone #: 623-376-4897 (*Please note that while virtual learning is in place, the above listed emails are likely the most efficient way to get in contact with us!)
Sierra Verde is a S.T.E.M. Academy, meaning that in addition to teaching the CORE content areas, we also place a high emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Our theme for the upcoming year is I3: Integrated, Innovative, Inquiry. Throughout your classes, you will notice that math will also be a part of science, and that social studies will be included during language arts. This is what integrated means; your teachers will involve all the subjects together to help you learn the big picture. Your teachers will be asking you to generate new ideas, problem-solve, and reflect, not only about what you are learning, but to consider how you are learning. Working as a team will be a key part of your education, and our goal is to prepare you for the skills necessary to be successful in sixth grade and the 21st Century.
- Please visit the Sierra Verde STEM website for more information.
- For more information on Sierra Verde's policies, procedures, and educational philosophy, please view our STEM handbook.