Degrees and Certifications:
Appalachian State University (1997) - Communication Disorders (Magna Cum Laude) Appalachian State University (1999) - Master's and Advanced degrees - Communication Disorders
Phone: 704-735-5649, 36307
I am Amy Heavner Savage, American Speech/Language Hearing Association Board-Certified Speech/Language Pathologist for Love Memorial Elementary School! In addition to being a Lincoln County Schools faculty member, I am also a product of Lincoln County Schools! I love Lincolnton so much that shortly after I got married, we purchased the home in which I was raised!
I graduated 8th in my class from Lincolnton High School in 1993, then obtained my bachelor of science degree in Communication Disorders as a magna cum laude graduate from Appalachian State University in 1997. In 1999, I completed my master's program and advanced degrees in "Communication Disorders" from Appalachian as well. I completed my "Clinical Fellowship Year" in the year 2000 and received the nationally recognized "Certification of Clinical Competence" in 2001. I have been happily diagnosing and treating children with speech and language disorders in Lincoln County Schools since 1999.
Professionally, I have worked diligently so that Speech/Language Pathology-Assistants receive their much-needed recognition and acknowledgement that they so deserve as paraprofessionals in the school environment. I work closely with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) on the Speech/Language Pathology Assistants' Advisory Board to achieve this goal. To support this associate's program, I have served as clinical supervisor for their college interns yearly since 2007. Additionally, I have served as clinical practicum supervisor for Appalachian State University graduate students, giving me a grand total of 13 interns in this wonderful helping profession of Communication Disorders.
Not so long ago, I had the prestigious honor of speaking at the "North Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Convention" held in Winston Salem, N.C., concerning the topic of "Speech Assistants in the School Setting." In addition, I co-authored an article for the nationally-distributed journal The ASHA Leader entitled "Assistance on Assistants" in 2002.
In 2013, my peers surprised me with an amazing gift! I won the "G.E. Massey Teacher of the Year!" Beyond that, I scored/placed in the Top 5 in the entire Lincoln County Teacher of the Year competition and was chosen to interview with a panel of judges at the county level. It was such an amazing experience and I was so honored to have been chosen amongst my peers!
On a personal note, I am married to Jonathan and I have two daughters, Isabella and Victoria. I love to sing, read, write, paint, and of course...TALK!!! My family and I attend Yorkwood Church of God in Gastonia, N.C., where I sing with the church praise team and serve as lead vocalist. I volunteer often, including years of coordinating the "Angel Tree Project" at G.E. Massey Elementary School which distributes Christmas gifts to the less fortunate. I am a yearly participant in the "Relay for Life" of Lincolnton. I financially support numerous non-profit organizations such as United Way, foreign missions, surrounding Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Christian Ministries, and Christian radio programs.
I hope to be a positive resource for you and your family this year as your child's Speech/Language Pathologist!
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