Ms. Suzanne Keppel Engel

Phone: 314-241-2295 x22111

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Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelor of Science Fontbonne University Master of Science Fontbonne University Certifications: Speech Correction Elementary Education 1-6 Mild Moderate Cross Categorical Learning Disabilities Early Childhood Special Education Memberships: Missouri Speech, Language and Hearing Association American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Licensure: Missouri Board of Healing Arts Certificate of Clinical Competence - American Speech, Language and Hearing Association

Ms. Suzanne Keppel Engel

Room Number:  157

Consult Block Times: 

Monday         12:00 - 3:02 PM

Wednesday   8:05 - 11:30

Teacher Message: 

Hello and welcome to my webpage.  I am happy to be part of  Gateway MST Middle School.  I have been a member of the staff for the past six years.  While performing my role as a Speech and Language Pathologist within the building , I not only provide direct therapeutic speech and language services to students, but continually strive to update teachers on the most current research related to developing both a student's receptive as well as expressive communication skills.  I provide teachers and staff with varied ideas and strategies to heighten the level of vocabulary understanding for all students as well as help students to become critical thinkers.  I see my role as a partnership with teachers and staff within the building in ordert to foster better communication skills of not only the students I directly service, but all students.

Biography:

Prior to coming to St. Louis Public Schools, I was a Special Education Teacher for 30 years within the City of St. Charles School District.  There I specifically taught a Self-Contained Cross Categorical Classroom and likewise served as a Speech and Language Pathologist.  I have had extensive training in Autism Education and Behavior Management.  I am absolutely passionate about sharing my wealth of experiences and knowledge with the students and staff of Gateway MST Middle.  Throughout my years at Gateway MST Middle, I have served as a  mentor for Graduate Practicum Students  completeing their externships through St. Louis University .  In addition, I supervise Speech and Language Pathologists who are completing their Clinical Fellowship Year with St. Louis Public Schools.  

Philosophy:

My philosophy has been that by increasing vocabulary and social/pragmatic language skills within my students, it well help them to become more marketable once they enter the workforce.  There is a purpose for becoming an effective communicator.  Empowering my students with the necessary tools and strategies to become highly effective problem solvers , along with the ability to know what to ask and how to ask for what they want is important.  Day after day, I strive to make my sessions practical and relevant for each student so they understand why communication is so important.

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