Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Autism Awareness Month

Hey Everyone-

It is Autism Awareness Month and NSSHLA is having a guest speaker from Cure Autism Now at the next meeting which will be held on Monday April 9th at 6:10-7pm.

Just A Reminder: Don't forget to register for the Walk Now event taking plave on Sat April 28th.

Thank you and hope to see you all at the April 9th Meeting and the Wallk on April 28th. NSSHLA

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

And the Post-Bacc Representative is....

Rachelle DeVore.

Thank you to all the candidates and to everyone who participated in the voting process.

Monday, March 05, 2007

NSSHLA minutes from March 5, 2007

For those of you who were not able to attend our meeting this evening, here is what you missed:

Guest Speaker: Susan Simon -Speech Language Pathologist for LAUSD

Susan Simon began the meeting telling us a little about herself. She graduated from CSULA about 20 years ago and now works for the LAUSD.
Susan led the meeting using a Power Point Presentation giving us insight regarding working for the school system:

Speech and Language Program (ADVANTAGES):
~CYF/RPE supervision
~Direct Sponsor Continuing Education
~Prevention and Intervention Services
~Leadership Opportunities- LAUSD is always looking for this.
~Web Based IEPs and daily documentation
~Provided Laptop
~Students with variety of disabilities- large age group

SALARY- brand new just negotiated starting salary!
+++With Masters Degree and CA License start at $58, 000 for 180 days
$66, 479 for 210 days
+ 6% for the new negotiated salary.
+++With Credential start at %43, 564-$68,483
In 5 years, you will be at $72,000 for 180 days
In 5 yrs, you will be at $85,000 for 210 days.

Employment Requirements
~Online application
~Masters degree
~Eligibility for CA license in Speech
~Successful Interview
~Letters of Recommendation
~Health and TB clearance
~Fingerprint clearance

More benefits
~Paid Holiday and illness leave
~District-paid medical, dental and vision insurance for employee, spise or domestic partner and dependents.
~District-paid life insurance
~State Teachers Retirement System Membership
~Loan Forgiveness Programs available (for individuals who work in low income school for 5 years, you can be forgiven as much as $17,000)

Additional Incentives
~Lots of Special Assignments
~Collaboration with School Professionals
~The latest assessment and curriculum based tools.

Susan Simon
213 241 3333

Jeeda Gabriel
213 241 5300 ext. 29176

Visit the website at for additional information.