Meet the team 

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Dr. Nikosi Darnell, Speech-Language Pathologist & Developmental Specialist 

Nikosi is a speech-language pathologist and developmental specialist with over 14-years of experience working with individuals across the lifespan in clinical, non-clinical, and hospital settings. She is a qualified and proven clinician with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing disorders, clinical supervision, virtual learning, telepractice, child growth and development, parent education and professional development. Nikosi has enjoyed teaching online and blended courses for university level students, and continues to instruct parents, caregivers, teachers, and therapists through seminars, webinars, and conferences.    

2013, Ph.D., Child Development                                                                                                                                 2002, M.S., Speech-Language Pathology                                                                                                                 1999, B.S., Communication Sciences & Disorders

Texas Woman's University, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, American Speech Language Hearing Association, National Council on Family Relations, Texas Computer Education Association


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Dr. Rebekah McPherson, Educational Technology Professor

Rebekah is an educational technology specialist with over 14-years of experience at the collegiate and non-collegiate level. Her teaching axiom is, teach teachers the way that you want teachers to teach their students; it's all about modeling best practices. Rebekah specializes in the areas of blended and online education, career and technology education, change agents in schools, digital tools for the K-12 educator, and mobile device integration into teaching and learning. 

2010, Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction                                                                                                                         2004, M.A., Computer Education & Cognitive Systems                                                                                           2002, BFA, Graphic Design

Aledo ISD, American College of Education, American Educational Research Association, Baylor University, University of North Texas, Walden University, Texas Computer Education Association

 


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Mrs. Jan Bieniosek, Speech-Language Pathologist

Jan is a speech-language pathologist with extensive experience addressing communicative deficits present in children and adults. Within her professional practice, she has demonstrated expertise in the areas of articulation and phonological processes, language disorders, fluency disorders, clinical supervision, executive functioning skills, and bilingual (Spanish speaking) clients. Furthermore, Jan is certified to evaluate and treat clients desiring to participate in accent reduction training. Her work experience within public schools, private practice, outpatient clinics, and universities is an invaluable asset to this team.

1985, M.S., Communication Disorders                                                                                                               1980, B.A., Spanish

University of Texas at Dallas - Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Arlington, Epic Pediatric Therapy Services, Irving ISD, Accountable Healthcare Staffing