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Child Language Center

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202 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85705

We are located on the Southeast corner of 6th Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.
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Child Language Center
P. O. Box 43123
Tucson, AZ 85733-3123

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(520) 628-1659 – voice
(520) 624-2947 – fax

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Our Staff

ADMINISTRATION:

Carole Wymer Jensen
Carole Wymer Jensen, M.S., CCC-SLP

Carole is the Director of the Child Language Center and on the clinical faculty in the Department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at The University of Arizona, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and her Master’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  She has served as a Clinical Educator in speech pathology at the UA for 10 years. As a certified and licensed Speech Language Pathologist, Carole’s work has focused on children with a variety of speech and language impairments. She served as the Special Needs Coordinator for Talking Matters, a 4-year Language Consultation Strategy funded by First Things First of Arizona, and prior to her work at the UA, Carole worked in both public school and outpatient pediatric settings. She is a member of American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and is a volunteer and Board Member for Tucson Cancer Conquerors and a volunteer for the Tucson Festival of Books. She loves spending time with her two adult children, and her Collie/Lab, and enjoys books, music and exercise.

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Amy Morales Baum, B. A.

Amy has always had a love and passion for working with children. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. During college Amy volunteered at Wings on Words, which sparked her desire to enter the field of early childhood. Her experience includes working as an elementary school teacher in public, private and international settings, working with the Arizona Early Intervention Program, and serving children and families in the Department of Child Safety as a Rapid Response clinician. Amy has been a preschool director for over five years. Currently, Amy serves on the board of the Southern Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (SAZAEYC.) She feels fortunate to direct Wings on Words and be back where she started. She is a native Tucsonan who is married and has three young children. For fun she loves to read, go for a run, and spend time with her family.

Teachers:

Amy Greif
Amy Greif

Amy, an Instructional Specialist at Wings on Words since 2010, is currently the Lead Teacher in the Toddler classroom. She is completing an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. Her experience includes work in the public school special education classrooms and as a volunteer in the TUSD Project Able program. Amy has also worked for Educational Solutions for the 21st Century Learner as a mentor for charter school teachers Pre-K through 2nd grade.

Amy Greif

Naomi Drew

Naomi has been an Instructional Aide with Wings on Words since 2011. She is a born and raised Tucson native dedicated to instilling a Love for learning through environmental and explorative play for each and every child at Wings on Words. She plans to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Early Child Education with a minor in Nutritional Science through the University of Arizona. She is an active member of Basis Tucson and North Parent Booster club, and University High School Parent Board. Prior to Wings on Words she was a mother of our program. All three of her children attended Wings on Words and continue to thrive and soar in great schools thanks to a wonderful foundation of language based and literacy learning!

 

Amy Greif
Judy Pronger, B.S., Certified SLP-A

Judy is a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) at Wings on Words. She began working at Wings on Words as an Instructional Aide in 2018, after earning her Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Psychology, in 2017. She completed her SLPA certification from Northern Arizona University in 2019 and plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the near future.

Prior to working at Wings on Words, Judy worked as a habilitation technician and respite provider for children with autism. She also served Wings on Words as an Independent Study student as an undergraduate at The UofA, where she also participated in many research labs in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department.

Judy is an avid animal advocate as well as passionate about mental health awareness. Judy and her husband currently own many snakes, frogs, geckos, cats, and dogs; she enjoys teaching children about the differences in care for each animal as well as debunking some fearful myths about reptiles. Additionally, Judy has dedicated herself to teaching that mental health is just as important as physical health.

 

Amber Neal-Weldon
Amber Neal-Weldon

Amber is an Instructional Aide at Wings on Words (WOW) in the toddler classroom (Doves).

Prior to working at WOW, she worked in an exceptional education classroom, as an enrichment instructor for 21st Century Community Learners and as a private nanny. She has experience in facilitating communication skills and instilling a love of learning through explorative play.

Amber is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education, and enjoys hiking, bike packing, cooking and baking. She also volunteers as a Girl Scout Leader.

 

Adriana Dominguez

Adriana is a teacher at Wings on Words. Prior to working at Wings on Words, she worked at Child Parent Centers, Head Start. She then had worked at WOW for 5 years in the Dove room until she left briefly to spend time with her own 2 children. Adriana is actively pursuing on-going professional development and recently completed her BA in Spanish with a minor in education at The University of Arizona.

Michele Piihl
Michele Piihl

Michele is an Instructional Specialist at Wings On Words and is the Lead Teacher in the Owl room. Prior to working at Wings On Words, she worked in an exceptional education classroom, which gave her great experience facilitating communication skills and behavior strategies with children. Michele has been a part of the WOW team for 16 years in various roles and has worked with all the age groups in the preschool building. In her spare time, Michele enjoys spending time with her grand-kids, participating in outdoor activities and taking care of her numerous animals which currently include a dog, horse, goats and chickens.

 

Bessie Demetriou
Bessie Demetriou

Bessie began working as an Instructional Aide at WOW in 2018. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she received a Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from Drexel University. After working as a Systems Analyst for 15 years, and raising three children, Bessie began working in the field of Early Childhood. She brings 11 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and has inspired one of her own college-aged children to pursue a degree in elementary education. She enjoys traveling to other countries, spent 3 years in Greece and enjoys learning how to cook cuisines from many different countries.

 

Kristin Reeb, SLP
Kristin Reeb, SLP

Kristin, a Tucson native, moved to New York’s Hudson Valley in 1990 where she attended State University of New York College at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz). There she received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, and a Master of Science in Communication Disorders in 1999. Kristin is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in AZ and NY, and earned ASHA’s ACE Award for Continuing Education in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020.

She brings extensive experience with a wide variety of childhood speech and language disorders in private pre -and public school settings: St. Francis Hospital Preschool Program, Carriage House Preschool Program, Arlington Central School District and AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind.

Kristin returned to Tucson in 2018 and began working at WOW in 2019.

She enjoys working with graduate student clinicians, and when not working loves concerts and plays, touring historical sites and museums, and spending quality time with family and friends.

 

Garcia
Liliana Garcia

Bio coming soon!

 

Miguel Lira
Miguel Lira

Miguel is an Instructional Aide and a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) at Wings on Words. He is originally from Los Angeles, where he studied Early Childhood Education at Los Angeles City College and then earned his Bachelor Degree in Communicative Disorders at California State University Fullerton. He recently moved to Tucson with his wife and son. Prior to Wings on Words, he worked as an Instructional Aide at a Waldorf Preschool.

In his free time, Miguel enjoys gardening, caring for his chickens, and caring for his too-many-to-count indoor house plants. He also loves camping, traveling, hiking, and being outdoors.

 

Sarah Nordstrom
Sarah Nordstrom

Sarah Nordstrom is a lead teacher at Wings on Words preschool. She is from Tucson and has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona and Prescott College and is certified to teach Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has a true passion for working with our young learners! Helping each child progress in all areas of their development—academic, social, language, and motor—is a challenge that she is honored to accept daily. She strives to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment. In her free time Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, Eddie, and their two children, Abby, and Alex. She loves Tucson, gardening, traveling, listening to music, and hanging out with her two dogs, Gracie, and Kiki.