Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Linda Beck. I am the speech-language pathologist at Bentley Elementary School. I absolutely LOVE being a speech-language pathologist. This is my 17th year with the New Lenox School District. I am returning to Bentley School after spending 5 years at the Jr. High Schools. I previously worked at Bentley for 9 years, including 2 years in the Communication Development classroom. My time this year will be split between the Communication Development classroom and with the remainder of the school population who require speech-language therapy. My number one priority is to help your child achieve their goals and objectives so that they can be more independent and experience success. I can relate to many of the students on my caseload. I was born with cerebral palsy. As a result, I was enrolled in special education classes for several years before I was allowed to attend general education classes in my home school with my friends. I believe my background gives me special insight as to what it is like to be a kid and need to receive special education services. I was extremely fortunate to have parents who treated me like everyone else and had very high expectations of me. They didn't allow me to use my disability as an excuse to say that I couldn't accomplish something. I do my best to pass along that "Can Do" attitude to everyone I work with. I am very passionate about helping my students achieve their speech-language goals and become active members in their community!
Non Fiction - The Bible
Fiction - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Favorite Thing About Teaching:
Helping my students learn strategies to become more independent!
St. Xavier University in Chicago - Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa - B.A. in Broadcast Communications
Teaching at church, reading, baking,/cooking, exercising, spending time with friends
I also enjoy watching boxing, MMA, and Bruce Lee =)