Welcome to Sierra Verde Speech! 
    Hello, Vipers! My name is Natalie McDaniel and I am the speech-language pathologist at Sierra Verde Elementary School. This will be my 3rd year as an SLP and my 3rd year working at our amazing school. I am so beyond excited to continue working with all of the speech kids/families here at SV! Kathleen Gustine is our new speech-language pathologist who will be joining us on campus for the 22/23 school year. We are so excited to welcome her to our team! If you have any specific questions/concerns, please feel free to reach us at the contact information listed below: 
    Natalie McDaniel, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Email: natalie.mcdaniel@dvusd.org
    Kathleen Gustine, M.A., CCC-SLP
    Email: kathleen.gustine@dvusd.org
    Sierra Verde Speech Rome Phone #: 623-376-4897
  • S.T.E.M. Academy
    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.