My name is Michelle Orlando. This year I am excited to continue reading intervention services for students in Kindergarten and First Grade. I will also be supporting students in the area of speech-language patholgoy that are moving through the RTI process. In addition, I will continue as your Jon Peterson Coordinator.
I hold an undergraduate degree from Ohio University (GO BOBCATS!) in Elementary Education and a masters degree from The Ohio State University in Speech-Language Pathology. I began my career teaching in Arizona but quickly returned to my Ohio roots, to begin a career as an SLP. I am certified in Orton Gillingham reading intervention and have worked as an SLP for the past 17 years.
This is my fifth year working at IHM. I feel so blessed to be a part of a community that has served my children and family so well for so many years. I am excited to continue to be a part of such an amazing team, within the role of Speech-Language Pathologist and Jon Peterson Coordinator. I have a strong passion for supporting those students who learn in differently and/or require support in areas of communication disorders. I believe all children CAN learn and WILL learn if we get to know them as a whole person, and discover the teaching style that will help them meet their potential. When working with students, my goal is to help each child maximize their strengths, strengthen skills identified in areas of need, believe in themselves, and dream BIG!