• Welcome to Melissa Howard's Web Page!

    Name: Melissa Howard, M.S., CCC-SLP
    Email Address: melissahow@sthelens.k12.or.us 
    Phone number: 503-366-7745

    This is my 11th year as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) for the St. Helens School District.  As an SLP for the district, I provide specially designed instruction to students with communication disorders.  I am very interested in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC); helping our students with severe speech and/or language disabilities use alternate means to communicate. 

    I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Morehead State University in 2001, and my Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University in 2007.  Before becoming an SLP, I was an elementary classroom teacher for two years. 

    My husband and I moved to the area in 2005 and live in Columbia City.  I love working in the community where I live.  We have a 2 sons, Joseph and Wyatt. We enjoy reading, spending time with our families, photography, traveling, watching sports, and participating in outdoor activities like camping and fishing.

    I love what I do, and am excited to be working with such a GREAT group of students and staff members.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, or my co-worker Heather Braaten, if you have any questions or concerns regarding speech and language services here at McBride Elementary.



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