Pinnacle Education Specialists
"Learning to listen, speak, read and write are critical skills to a successful education which offers a young person access to a world of opportunity."
I love my work as a Speech-Language Pathologist and I especially enjoy serving children. Over the past 9 years of working with school districts in the Navajo Nation, I have learned how to adapt culturally biased materials and interventions in order to provide appropriate assessments and therapy.
Every therapy session, evaluation, report and IEP meeting is focused on serving the needs of my students, parents and the school district. Our company's approach is relationship based. My emphasis as the leader of speech services is to facilitate improved communication skills which foster language development and literacy.
A company of skilled education practitioners located in the Four Corners Region. Pinnacle is led by Dr. Stacy Houser and Tami Houser whose specialty areas are in School Administration, District Improvement, Speech Language Pathology and Early Childhood Development.
"Our goal is to help your schools and your district become successful according to state measures and at the same time maintain cultural integrity."
I have worked in education for the past 20 years in leadership positions at Baylor University and school districts in Colorado and Texas. I've had the opportunity to lead improvement efforts from the culturally diverse areas of Apartheid-Era South Africa to the southwest corner of Colorado.
As superintendent of the Montezuma-Cortez School District I led efforts to improve students achievement for the district's Native American students by working with Navajo and Ute Mountain Ute community leaders, parents, staff members and students.
It would be a privilege for me to work with you to improve your district leadership's effectiveness and the leadership team's ability to impact student achievement in a positive manner.
Sam is our Labrador Retriever who is in training to become a Speech Therapy dog. Children are excited to pet Sam and to have him as their friend. It is amazing to watch children interact with Sam and practice their vocabulary and speech lessons with him.