Kristen Bailey, M.A. CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
I have always wanted to have a career that focuses on helping others. I began volunteering with SLPs in high school and knew I had found my place! I graduated with a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas Woman’s University in 2012 and a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014 where I focused my studies on Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHH) populations and cochlear implants.
I have worked with DHH programs throughout the Puget Sound areas including; Puyallup School District, Federal Way District, and now the Northwest School! I am here two times a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and spend my other days at my private practice, A Communication Space, in Tacoma where I provide aural habilitation services.
When I have time off, you are likely to find me outdoors; hiking with my Great Labradane, stand-up paddle boarding, mushroom foraging, or driving/Jeep camping across the state of WA to see its many beautiful wonders!
Ailsa Stewart – Audiologist
I have been an Audiologist for over 15 years and love working with the students and staff at Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children! We work together as a team to support students with their amplification devices and ensure they are always getting the best sound quality at school. I am also part of the IEP teams, working with families to ensure we have an accurate picture of how each child’s hearing impacts their education. I’m lucky to work two days at Northwest School and spend the rest of my time with my two kids. My family moved from Australia a few years ago, we love to get out and about exploring this beautiful part of the world and meeting the people of the Pacific Northwest.