Sasha began working in Grandview, WA in the early days of our Hello There! approach, over 4 years ago. During her time there, she has worked together with a mix of district employees, contractors, and other Hello SLPs, but her attention to individual students and support for her assistants has remained high. As co-workers and administrators have come to value her professionalism and measured, friendly approach, she has taken on a leadership role in the speech department, supporting newer clinicians and collaborating to address issues, such as service model and workload.

Co-workers in Grandview describe her as smart, funny, knowledgeable, and a great asset to their team. “She stays calm, cool, and collected… and can always find the positive.” They note her support professionally, as well as personally, and say, “She always has a smile on her face and she greets us with hugs every time she comes to Grandview.” One of her Hello colleagues commented, “I’d go back to [any placement] in a second if I had the opportunity to work with Sasha again!”

Sasha blesses all of us at The Hello Foundation, as well, with her varied experiences and valuable resources. She is quick to provide ideas and share resources with colleagues.

Thank you, Sasha, for truly providing high quality service – and touching so many! Congratulations on being our December 2014 THF Clinician of the Month!