Patti Keeling

Phone: 480-437-3000

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Degrees and Certifications:

Patti Keeling

Patti will be the speech pathologist at Lone Mountain Elementary. Patti has practiced speech/language therapy since 1978 in various schools and states.  In 1984, she received her Masters Degree in Special Education and continued to practice speech/language therapy. 

Mrs. Caitlin Leja- De Vito, M.S., CCC-SLP

Phone: 480-575-2848

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A Women and Gender Studies B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders ASHA certification-Certificate of Clinical Competence Arizona Department of Health Services License CPR/First Aid Certified

Mrs. Caitlin Leja- De Vito, M.S., CCC-SLP

Caitlin received a B.A in Women and Gender Studies and a B.S in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University.  She earned her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Oklahoma State University. Caitlin grew up in the Cave Creek Unified School District, attended from 1st grade through High School.  She decided to return to her roots after graduate school and joined our team in 2013. Since graduating, Caitlin has worked with the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AZEIP) servicing the birth to three population. Aside from working in our district, she also provides speech and language services for children and adults in the home health setting.  Along with working in the field, Caitlin mentors speech/language graduate students in hopes of providing a meaningful work experience.  She is proud to be working in the same district she grew up in and making all aspects of communication easier and attainable for her students.

 

Mrs. Janey Morden

Phone: 480 575-2324

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Degrees and Certifications:

Arizona State License in Speech-Language Pathology, Department of Education Arizona State License in Speech-Language Pathology, Department of Health University of Oklahoma, Speech and Hearing University of Oklahoma, Education Structured English Immersion, SEI

Mrs. Janey Morden

Janey is a certified licensed speech pathologist who brings 25+ years of extensive experience and training to our team. Janey joined the Cave Creek team in 1997. During this time, she served as team Lead Speech Language Pathologist while working at Sonoran Trails Middle School, Desert Arroyo Middle School and Cactus Shadows High School.

Janey has also provided therapy in a variety of clinical settings, including in-home speech services, addressing the needs of preschool age children through adults. She is a dedicated and caring professional who enjoys working with special needs students and their families to maximize student achievement in schools and everyday life.

Janey is especially proud to be working in the same district where her grandchildren attend school and spending time at her summer home in Montana.

 Lara Motter

Phone: 480-575-2971

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A., Communication Disorders-Truman State University B.S., English/Communication Disorders-Truman State University M.S., Communication Disorder-Arizona State University Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)-American Speech-Language Hearing Association Arizona State License in Speech-Language Pathology (Department of Health Services)

Lara Motter

Lara Motter, M.S., CCC-SLP, received her Master's in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University.  She has been a pediatric speech-language pathologist for over 15 years working with children with a variety of speech, language and feeding disorders. Lara has lived in beautiful Cave Creek for over 10 years, and loves working in the district where she lives. Her passions include hiking, reading, skiing, and working with children!

Lara's mission is to help children become effective communicators across a variety of settings! 

 

 

Mrs. Gigi Powers

Phone: LMES 480-437-3015 TLC 480-575-2971

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Degrees and Certifications:

Associate Degree in Applied Science, Graduated With Distinction Estrella Mountain College Arizona Honor Member of PHI THETA KAPPA-May Certified for Speech Language Pathology Assistant December 2010

Mrs. Gigi Powers

 

 

Gigi Powers, SLP/A, received her SLP/A certtification in 2010 and is currently studing at Northern Arizona University for her degree in Speech Sciences. Gigi has worked in the district since 2004.

Gigi's main goal is to help children become effective communicators across a variety of settings! 

 

Mrs. Joni Roads

Phone: 480-575-2216

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.S. Communication Disorders, Indiana State University B.A. Fashion Merchandising/Marketing, Indiana State University Licensed by Arizona Department of Health Services in Speech Language Pathology

Mrs. Joni Roads

Joni joined our team in 2007.  She has worked as a school based SLP for the past 20 years.  She initially earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising/Marketing and worked in banking and finance, but found that her passion was working with children.  She has a thorough knowledge of young children’s characteristics, development, and needs.  She is highly familiar with and have had training in various disorders.

 Joni is passionate about her job and truly enjoys working with children.  She believes speech language therapy should be a delightful experience for all children and that every child should be valued and treated with respect. 

 

 Jennifer Robins

Phone: 480-575-2971

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of Arizona Master of Science in Communication Disorders/Speech Pathology, Northern Arizona University Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Arizona State License in Speech-Language Pathology, Department of Health Services

Jennifer Robins

Jennifer Robins has been a speech pathologist since 2010, and a member of the Developmental Preschool related services team in CCUSD since 2014.  Before becoming a speech pathologist, she was a speech language pathology assistant (SLPA) in an elementary school for 6 years.  She is a native of Phoenix.

Ms. Kristi Skoniecke, M.S., CCC-SLP

Phone: (480) 272-8536

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology - Elmhurst College Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology - Marquette University Certificate of Clinical Competence - American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Arizona State License in Speech-Language Pathology - Department of Health Services

Ms. Kristi Skoniecke, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kristi received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Marquette University in December 1998.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Kristi joined our team in 2012.  She has a rich and diverse background serving students of all ages and abilities in the schools and home environments.  Along with continuing to work in the field, Kristi mentors new SLPs and SLPAs and finds the experience very rewarding. She is excited to be in Cave Creek doing what she loves best:  working with children, families, and schools to help students become more successful learners. 

Kristi has two boys attending school within the district. 

 

Mrs. Carol Stearns

Phone: 480-575-2966

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S., Speech and Hearing Science, Summa Cum Laude Duel Certification/Communication Disorders-Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Licensed by Arizona Department of Health ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Mrs. Carol Stearns

Carol Stearns is an American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Duel Certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist. She has been employed in the public schools since 2001 providing therapy for students with various communication disabilities. She has extensive knowledge and experience with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She uses her knowledge in both her fields to better serve students. Mrs. Stearns is a valuable member of the CCUSD speech and language team.