Why hello there!
- I’m Sarah. My last name is Chinese and I speak fluent Spanish. Hello, melting pot!
- I live in Illinois, but I’m from Wisconsin. Hip hip hooray for the Midwest!
- I’m in my 10th (!?) year as a bilingual speech-language pathologist. I’ve spent most of my career in an urban setting (Chicago Public Schools) and the rest of the time in suburban and rural settings. Being a speech path is a second career for me. I spent four years working for Kraft Foods before changing careers and getting my masters from Northwestern University.
- My favorite population is early elementary school-aged kids. Most of my experience has been focused on the preschool through second grade because that’s when the kiddos I work with need Spanish support. I love kindergarten-aged kids the most! My own kid just finished kinder himself, so that was eye-opening and fun!
- Something interesting is that I’m obsessed with summer weather. I just love sitting in the sunshine on my porch. I’ve really started to hate the winter. I can’t believe I live in the Midwest!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. You’re playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. “ – Nelson Mandela