COMMUNICOLOGIST, NEURAL ARCHITECT, STORYTELLER
As a Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher, Stacey is passionate about preserving face-to-face communication and providing state of the art emotional intelligence training to adults who teach and raise children. Stacey's partnership with SIYLI supports her mission of crafting an integrated approach to workforce development by creating new partnerships between educators and employers. Her commitment to rapidly disseminating critical skillsets and mindsets for well-being in the Digital Age directly addresses the need for equitable training opportunities for educators by growing cross-sector collaborations.
Stacey, the owner of Learning Tree Literacy, is a dually certified speech language pathologist and literacy specialist with 19 years of experience teaching communication, literacy and social emotional learning skills to youth in public and private schools. Her current work combines her fields of expertise with neuroscience, mindfulness and nonviolent communication to teach emotional literacy and peaceful conflict resolution to youth using her narrative-based approach called SHARE.
Blending her extensive experience teaching children on the autism spectrum with her training in Mindful Schools, and The Leader in Me, Stacey strives to meet each student where they are to address the needs of the whole child.
Her dual roles as a Speech Language Pathologist and Reading Specialist coupled with advanced training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach to multisensory structured language education enable her to specialize in comprehensive treatment for students with language-based learning differences.
Stacey is a member of the International Dyslexia Association, the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in New York, a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master of Arts in Literacy from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.
Linda P. Stewart
MSE CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, CALT
Linda is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language, and a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She was licensed as an English/Language Arts and Speech/Drama educator in Arkansas where her career spanned more than 30 years. She holds a Master’s in Communication Disorders, a Bachelor’s with majors in both English and Speech/Drama, and advanced training in Orton-Gillingham-based Multisensory Structured Language Instruction. She is trained in, and has practiced extensively with Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital’s two-year intensive dyslexia program.
Mrs. Stewart uses her multidisciplinary background and training to create holistic, individualized treatment programs that address the proven link between oral and written language skills.
Her practice is evidence-based and student-centered. She believes in lifelong learning and is a member of American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD), and Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA).
In her free time, Linda enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, Cordelia.