My name is Kara Oksanen. It is pronounced OAK-suh-nin, so many of the students call me Ms. O!
I attended Miami University for both my bachelor's degree in speech pathology and audiology and my master's degree in speech pathology. After graduating, I completed a clinical fellowship for a year working as a speech-language pathologist in a nursing home, but quickly realized that I missed working with kids, as I had done throughout my graduate studies in healthcare, private clinics, and in a school. This is my third year as a school speech-language pathologist at IHM.
I currently work at IHM with students from grades 2-8. Please see the page at the side to learn more about what a speech-language pathologist does to help support students' learning as well as to learn a little bit more about me!