Mrs. Shamlian

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    I am excited to be returning to Rosa Lee Carter! I started working for LCPS in 2012 and joined the RLC team in 2019. I earned my undergraduate degree from University of California at Irvine in linguistics and my masters from UC Santa Barbara in speech language pathology. I worked in the schools in California, including in a one-room schoolhouse. I also had a small private practice before joining LCPS. 

    I live in Fairfax County and am married with 3 grown daughters. The oldest teaches music for Fairfax County Public Schools. The middle one just earned her masters degree in Coastal Communities and Regional Development; she lives in Seattle. My youngest daughter got her masters degree this last year in International Development and lives in London. In my spare time, besides texting daughters, I like to read, bake, and visit local historic sites and museums. 

    I became a speech language pathologist because of my love of language and my desire to help children communicate successfully. I love the variety in my work at Rosa Lee Carter. Sometimes I work with children as young as 2 1/2 years old, and of course I work with students up through the fifth grade. In addition, the skills that students are practicing vary widely. Sometimes I am helping a 9-year-old learn to say the R sound. Sometimes I am helping a preschooler whose speech is unintelligible. Maybe I am teaching strategies to a child who stutters. Or maybe I am helping a child learn to use an app that will give them a voice. Sometimes I am working on conversational skills or on vocabulary development. Every day is different and every child is different, but everyone deserves help that is functional and engaging. I look forward to a new and unique year with the Coyotes of Rosa Lee Carter. 

Last Modified on June 5, 2023