Ali Nettestad

Speech-Language Pathologist

Began at Teachwell:

 2020

Why did you choose this field?

I chose speech-language pathology because of the diversity the field offers. I enjoy helping others, improving their lives, and working together toward attainable goals. The field of speech-language pathology requires empathy, motivation, and patience. All of these qualities continually motivate me to improve in my career and also as a person.

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

A teacher.

Why Teachwell?

Teachwell is continually growing and integrating innovative ways of practice. The team is supportive and encouraging and makes me feel valued and appreciated.

What are you proudest of?

My family!

How do you hope to make a difference?

I hope to develop strong connections founded on trust with each one of my students and staff members I work with. Building strong relationships will positively influence the success of my students.

What is your background experience – degrees, experience, skills?

I graduated from the University of South Dakota with an Elementary Education degree. I then pursued my Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology, also through USD. I started my career in the hospital setting and later transitioned to the school setting, which has been my true passion.