I am the Speech Therapist at Sakai Intermediate and I also support district-wide throughout BISD. While I am new to BISD, this will be my 15th year as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). I am so excited to be joining the BISD team and Sakai family!
I was born and raised on Bainbridge Island and graduated from BHS (where I was involved with the Diving and Water Polo teams). I then earned my Bachelor's and Master's degress from the University of Redlands (in southern California) where I met my husband. I have experience as an SLP in both the medical and educational settings. I spent many years working with individuals following a stroke and brain injuries in a small rehabilitation hospital in San Bernardino, California. I gained several years experience working in diverse school districts in California as well as Washington over the past several years as well.
My dreams of returning to the Pacific Northwest became a reality in the summer of 2019, when my family and I were able to move back to Bainbridge Island. My husband and I have three boys (ages 9, 7, and 4) and we live on the north-end with our two Maine Coon cats and our huge English Mastiff/Saint Bernard "puppy"! We enjoy camping, swimming, and hiking, especially exploring parts of beautiful Bainbridge Island.