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WSHA Virtual Happy Hour: Schools

 Export to Your Calendar 8/25/2020
When: August 25, 2020
7:00-8:00 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
United States
Contact: WSHA Office

Online registration is available until: 8/25/2020
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WSHA Virtual Happy Hour: Schools

August 25, 2020, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST



Stay in your sweats, grab your favorite beverage, and connect with colleagues across Wisconsin during WSHA's Happy Hour Series.  Virtual networking is running from 6/16 through 8/25 and offers a meet-up for everybody.  Although sessions will be facilitated, these 1 hour gatherings offer an informal time for Q&A with colleagues, sharing resources, and connecting with others facing similar challenges and successes.



Roxanne Pilger M.S. CCC-SLP is a Regional Director for EBS Healthcare, managing therapy services, compliance and support to team members, families and students. She provides training and mentorship to therapists focusing on best practice, quality services and collaboration. She serves as a SEAL appointed by ASHA focusing on educational advocacy and support at state and local levels on policies that affect service delivery for speech language pathologists and audiologists in school settings. 


Mary Bahr-Schwenke, MS, CCC-SLP is an ASHA Certified, Wisconsin and Illinois licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of clinical and supervisory experience. Mary has been employed as an MJ Care associate for over 25 years. During her tenure, she has developed and managed a therapy outpatient clinic, coordinated physical, occupational and speech therapy services in home-based, medical and school-based settings. She is currently the Vice President of School-Based Services. She is a past president of WSHA and currently chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee. Mary proudly services as the Wisconsin ASHA SLP Advisory Council representative. Mary is passionate about educating and enhancing public and political awareness regarding the roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathology and audiology professionals, advocating for the highest qualified provider and promoting the work of our professionals. 


Andrea Bertone, MS, CCC-SLP is an Education Consultant at the Department of Public Instruction. Her work supports students who have significant difficulty accessing, engaging, and/or making progress in general education environments due to communication difficulties.  Andrea has recently supported a workgroup in the development of a process for evaluating school-based SLPs in Wisconsin.  She has a passion for supporting staff in creating and implementing goals that are functional and that can be supported in general education environments.  She worked for 18 years as both a speech-language pathologist and later as a program support teacher in the public school setting across all school levels in a large school district. Andrea has a particular interest in working with students using culturally responsive practices and is passionate about working with students with autism and students with significant disabilities.  Andrea also is on the Board for the State Education Agencies Communication Disabilities Council (SEACDC). When Andrea is not working, she is outside hiking, camping, biking or playing with her family and her new dog, Mazie.


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