Jill Tschekunow MS, CCC-SLP Speech Language Pathologist, Cairo American College
Jill is the Speech Language Pathologist for Cairo American College (CAC), KG-12th grades. She has been at CAC for over 2 years and has fallen in love with the country and school community. As a member of the CAC Student Support Services Team, Jill collaborates with various professionals that support student learning.
Jill has been practicing Speech Language Pathology for over 20 years. Over the years she has had the opportunity to work with people ages 2 to 88 years old, in schools, private practice, early intervention programs, and nursing homes. In addition to being clinical therapist, she was a college Instructor, at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She was able to help facilitate and educate undergraduate and graduate students in the area of Communication Science and Disorders. Teaching at a University and also being an active therapist allowed her to follow the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Mission, “Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.”
Jill’s passion is lifelong learning and working collaboratively with team members that bring diverse specialities to the table. She is committed to identifying evidence-based and strength-based supports for all students. The dynamics of working collaboratively allows professionals to foster commitment to education for all students.
She sees the SENIA organization as a place to bring resources to teachers, parents, students, and community members, near and far, that encourage learning for all.
A particular student that is near and dear to Jill’s heart is her son, Isaak. He is what keeps her learning and loving unconditionally.
Heidi Law Student Support Services Coordinator at The International School of Kenya.
Heidi is currently the Student Support Services Coordinator at The International School of Kenya. This is her second year at the school, and she is enjoying being in Kenya and working with such a committed faculty that embraces inclusion.
Heidi holds a Bachelor degree in Special Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon. She brings more than 28 years of experience in special education, teaching English Language Learners, and educational leadership from a range of schools in Georgia, California, Oregon, Korea, Honduras, Malaysia, and now Kenya. In her current role, she has worked with students who exhibit a variety of emotional and learning challenges. In this capacity she has been working closely with educators and parents to ensure that the children are fully integrated and supported within the school environment.
As a mother of three teenage daughters, she understands what is like to be a parent advocate and work with teenagers. She is excited about working with SENIA Africa and collaborating with other educators in the region.