Jennie is a speech language pathologist who has been practicing since 2001. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1999. She received her Masterâ€™s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Missouri State University in 2001. Following graduation, Jennie and her husband, Todd, moved to Columbia, MO, where she held her first SLP position with a pediatric clinic traveling to homes and daycares. She has worked in public schools since June of 2002. She currently works for the Bentonville School District and part-time at Imagine.
Jennie has received training in Picture Exchange Communication Systems, Discrete Trial Training, the SAARC FRIENDS program for children with Autism, Beckman Oral Motor Evaluation and Therapy Techniques, and various language and literacy trainings for SLPâ€™s in the school setting. Jennie has also participated in trainings pertaining to Hearing Impairment and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Chapter of Hands and Voices.
Jennie spends most of her time taking care of her family, traveling, cheering on the Hogs, and participating in various activities with Grace Point Church. She and Todd live in Bentonville and have 3 daughters, Mary Frannie, Mabry, and Laney, who add so much joy to their lives. Laney was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at age 2 months, and recently received bilateral Cochlear Implants. Due to her daughterâ€™s implantation, Jennie has become more aware of the hearing impaired community and has developed a passion for being not only a supportive parent, but also a more knowledgeable professional to support the hearing impaired population in the NWA area.