About Ms. Smith
My name is Bethann Smith, and I am one of the Speech-Language Pathologists at AZACS Elementary School. I graduated from ASU with a Speech/Hearing undergraduate degree in 2006 and worked as a Speech Language Technician in the White Mountains. I then received my Master's of Science degree in Communication Disorders in 2014 from California State University Northridge.
I am passionate about this line of work due to the internal rewards of motivating and assisting clients of all ages and diagnoses to be the very best communicators that they can be. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hiking, working with others, playing games, and being productive.
I sought employment with AZACS because of my interest in working with clients diagnosed with autism, which includes all levels of communicative severity. My own son was diagnosed on the spectrum when he was 3 years of age. I learned so much from the school team that worked with him and felt very comfortable sharing his strengths and weaknesses. My hope is that you will also feel that your opinion matters and that you can ask questions at any time. Let's make it a great school year!