Degrees and Certifications:
-Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders (2008) -Masters in Collaborative Teacher Special Education (2012) -Class A, Collaborative Special Education Grades K-12 -Class B, Elementary Education Grades K-6 -Level II, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Grades P-12
Mrs. Laken Pitchford
I began working as a speech therapist with Bullock County Schools in August 2008. I worked with children from second grade through high school. In August 2009 I began working for Houston County Schools at Cottonwood High School. I was a speech therapist there as well. I provided speech therapy for preschool children through high school. After completing my Master's degree in Special Education I began working at Ashford High School in a self-contained classroom for children with Autism. In 2013, I came to Rehobeth Elementary where I worked as a speech therapist for second grade through high school. In October of 2015, I began working as the preschool and kindergarten special education teacher at Rehobeth Elementary. I enjoy working with children and their families.
I married my sweet husband, David, in March 2018. Together, we have three children and three dogs! I enjoy going to Auburn Football and Basketball games (WAR EAGLE!), exercising, reading, going to the lake/beach, buying shoes, and spending time with my family and friends.
"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work." - C.S. Lewis
"The soul is healed by being with children." -Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Our preschool program offers social interaction, motor skills development, and academic skills for typically and non-typically developing three and four year olds in a language rich environment. We use a preschool curriculum, The Big Day. It has eight themes that incorporate books, letter recognition, math skills, and social skills. Each year we work to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Some of our main goals include:
- Self-Help/Independent skills
- Increased communication
- Identifying/Writing their name
- Shape Identification
- Color recognition
- HAVING FUN!