Hi, I'm Christie Hedgpeth, the speech-language pathologist at Sweet Springs R-VII. This is my twelfth year working in this school district. I currently serve approximately 30 students with speech and language impairments in grades preschool through 12th grade.
I live in rural Sweet Springs with my husband and three wonderful children, ages ten, six and one. I grew up in rural Houstonia and attended Pettis County R-V High School. I then attended Central Missouri State University where I received a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and master's degree in Speech Pathology. While attending high school and during a portion of my college years I enjoyed baby-sitting and working at McDonalds. Then I worked for several years at Piggly Wiggly. As part of my training, I student taught at an elementary school in Sedalia and completed an internship at Boone Hospital in Columbia. My favorite previous place of employment was a daycare that I worked at for numerous years prior to having my own children. I have always enjoyed working with children and am glad I have the opportunity to continue working with so many exceptional students.