Special Education - Speech & Language

Special Education

Speech & Language


Helen Upshaw
Speech Language Supervisor

For 12 years, Helen served CCSD as the Coordinator for Assistive Technology in the Special Education Department.  In September 2019,  Helen  returned to the Speech-Language Department as the Speech-Language Coordinator, with an emphasis on supporting staff, students, and families in Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC). On July 1, 2021, Helen accepted the position of Supervisor for the Speech-Language Department.   Helen is an ASHA certified, licensed speech-language pathologist.  She is committed to collaborating with leaders, teachers, staff, parents, and students to support student success.  She is passionate and contagious with her belief that ALL students can be independent, lifelong learners when provided with the right tools and strategies.  During her 33 years serving in the CCSD, she has facilitated professional learning sessions at the local and state level on the topics of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology in the classroom.

Johnna Addison
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Shelly Smith
Speech Language Consultant

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