Alison Strum smiling with a student

Name
Alison Strum 

School/Building
Park Terrace Elementary 

Title
Speech-Language Pathologist                

What year did you start working in Spring Lake Park Schools? 
2008

Why did you choose to join Spring Lake Park Schools?
I initially came into the district through a staffing agency, and after being a part of Spring Lake Park Schools for one year I knew it was where I needed to stay. Due to the assistance from my team, administrators and other staff, I felt supported and prepared to give my students what they needed to be successful. 

What's the best part of your day, as an employee of Spring Lake Park Schools?
The best part of my is when I see my students master a goal or strategy we have been working on, and then I get to experience a shared excitement between them and myself, which is contagious. It's a feeling there are no words to describe. 

What do you do when you're not at work?
When I'm not at work, I get to be a mom and wife. My husband Jake and I have two children, Maxwell and Eliza, who light up our wold. Together we enjoy boating, vacationing, throwing parties, hanging out with friends, swimming and running around to many activities such as hockey and gymnastics. 

How do you personalize learning for students?
Part of being a Speech-Language Pathologist is focusing on each student's individual needs based on assessment results and daily observations. I personalize learning by planning activities that engage everyone in my group, but then align activities with each student's individual needs and goal area. The students do not realize it's happening, but I do. 

What makes you #SLPPantherProud?
My amazing co-workers, supportive team and energetic group of students make me #SLPPantherProud! 

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