Welcome to our Swanson Interventionist, Speech-Language Pathology, and Occupational Therapy page!

We work collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to help every child reach their highest potential.

Alexa Dowlin

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Swanson Elementary School (T, W, TH, F)

Lasley Elementary (M)

Hello! I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Colorado. This is my third year with Jeffco Public Schools, as well as my third year as an SLP-A. While at Jeffco, I have worked with a multitude of populations and ages, ranging from PreK through 12. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences from CU Boulder and then continued on to Northern Arizona University where I obtained my SLPA certification. When not in school, I enjoy exploring the great Rocky Mountains, skiing, and traveling. I am so happy to continue working with the wonderful students at Swanson.



Terry Forch

Learning Specialist

Hello! My name is Ms. Forch. I live in Lakewood with my kitty furbabies, Ollie, Pippin, and Fwankie. I graduated in December 2016 with a Dual Master's degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. This is my fifth year teaching at Swanson Elementary School. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy through the Institute of Multi-sensory Education, and love seeing the progress my students make. I enjoy skiing, camping, traveling, and being with friends and family. I look forward to a great year with you and your child!



Wendy Legault

Literacy Interventionist

Hello! This is my 5th year as a literacy interventionist at Swanson! I have been teaching in Jeffco for 16 years with a variety of experience in the primary grades and 17 years in early childhood. I've lived in Colorado most of my life. I love everything from hiking, golfing, fishing, camping and spending time with my family (Including my furry family) and friends. Ive been married to my amazing husband Corby for 10 years. I have 2 children and 2 step children. Konner is 25 and is Working in Denver, Hailey is 21 and is a Senior at MSU in Bozeman, MT. My step daughter Jorden has graduated from thhe University of Northern Colorado and finally my step son Brady is a Senior at Metro. I Love being a part of the Swanson community.

CONTACT: wendy.legault@jeffco.k12.co.us

Megan Specht

Speech Language Pathologist

This is my sixth year at Swanson as the Speech Language Pathologist. Previously, I worked in early intervention with the birth to three population. I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking with my two dogs and traveling. I look forward to working with all of the wonderful children that attend Swanson!



Hannah Streeb

Literacy Interventionist

Hello, I'm Hannah Streeb! This is my 14th year at Swanson Elementary and my fourth year as a literacy interventionist. Prior to this role, I taught English as a Second Language and before that I was a fourth grade classroom teacher.

This year I get to spend most of my time teaching fourth grade literacy. I am very excited to help cultivate a love of reading with my students and develop their reading skills to help them succeed academically and beyond.

On a personal note, I love to spend time outdoors, hiking and skiing with my friends and family. I also enjoy snuggling up to read or watch movies with my husband, Tim; our 8-year-old son, Everett; our dog, Donut; and our bearded dragon, Narissa!



Michelle Coolidge

Occupational Therapist

I have been an Occupational Therapist for 6 years and my passion is supporting kids in their development to independence! I have worked all around the country in hospitals, home health, early intervention and outpatient clinics. I serve children at Swanson, Weber, Thomson and Lawrence elementary schools. When I am not at schools, I spend as much time as possible outside camping, running, climbing, biking and snowboarding. I can't wait to get to know your little ones!



Katie Partyka

Learning Specialist

Hi! My name is Katie Partyka. This is my third year of teaching and my first year at Swanson Elementary. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. I am from Ohio and currently live in Englewood. I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to working with the students at Swanson Elementary this year!