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.

CONTACT:

Alexa.dowlin@jeffco.k12.co.us


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!

CONTACT:

Terry.Forch@jeffco.k12.co.us

Wendy Legault

Literacy Interventionist

Hello! This is my 4th year as a literacy interventionist at Swanson! I have been teaching in Jeffco for 15 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 9 years. I have 2 children and 2 step children. Konner who is 24 and is Working in Denver, Hailey is 20 and is a Junior at MSU in Bozeman. MT My step daughter Jordan has graduated from thhe University of Northern Colorado and finally my step son Brady is a Junior at Metro. I Love being a part of the Swanson community.

CONTACT:

wendy.legaul@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!

CONTACT:

Megan.Specht@jeffco.k12.co.us

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!

CONTACT:

Hannah.Streeb@jeffco.k12.co.us

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!

CONTACT:

michelle.coolidge@jeffco.k12.co.us

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!

CONTACT:

kpartyka@jeffco.k12.co.us